2016 Article Archive

Evidence lacking to support use of costlier biologic mesh for abdominal hernia repair


A UT Southwestern Medical Center study comparing two types of materials used in abdominal wall hernia repair surgery found no evidence to support the use of costlier biologic mesh versus synthetic mesh.

NCI-designated Cancer Centers urge HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer


HPV vaccination is our best defense in stopping HPV infection in our youth and preventing HPV-related cancers in our communities.

1 Million 4 Anna Foundation provides its largest grant to Ewing's Sarcoma Research Project


The 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation has awarded its largest grant thus far to UT Southwestern Medical Center’s research project targeting Ewing's sarcoma, a malignant bone cancer that affects primarily adolescents and young adults.

HIV protein manipulates hundreds of human genes to advance progression into AIDS, study shows


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have deciphered how a small protein made by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS manipulates human genes to further its deadly agenda.

Scientists synthesize nanoparticles that can deliver tumor suppressors to damaged livers


UT Southwestern Medical Center chemists have successfully used synthetic nanoparticles to deliver tumor-suppressing therapies to diseased livers with cancer, an important hurdle scientists have been struggling to conquer.

Schools’ doors open wide through HPREP


HPREP is the Medical Center’s “academically challenging enrichment program that offers minority and underrepresented high-school students a glimpse of education and career opportunities in health care professions.

AAMC leader touts diversity’s ‘escalator to opportunity’ at MLK event


Dr. Marc Nivet lives one mile from the invisible line that divides Washington, D.C., from Arlington, Virginia, but that short distance makes a world of difference in educational quality for his 11-year-old son.

Physical Therapy student earns MLK Community Service Award


Michael Braitsch, a student the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, has received the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship for Community Service Award in recognition of his many volunteering endeavors.

Tumor-suppressing gene works by restraining mobile genetic elements that can lead to genomic instability


The most commonly mutated gene in cancer, p53, works to prevent tumor formation by keeping mobile elements in check that otherwise lead to genomic instability, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

Study identifies how certain drugs alter the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells, revealing a new therapeutic target


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that cancer drugs known as CDK4/6-inhibitors alter the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells, revealing a biologic vulnerability that could be exploited for therapeutic gain.