2016 Article Archive

Researchers find safety-net clinics are important options for minority, low-income populations, even those with health insurance coverage


Safety-net clinics are likely to continue to play a critical role in meeting the needs of insured minority and low-income populations despite expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a study by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.

Data from full hospital stay not much better at predicting risk for readmission than data from first day


Culling more detailed clinical data from electronic health records throughout a hospital stay did not substantially improve predictions about who was more likely to be readmitted, an analysis by UT Southwestern researchers showed

Better hospital financial performance didn’t produce better patient outcomes


How well a hospital performs financially is not associated with better clinical outcomes, based on results of a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center that examined hospital mortality and readmission rates.

Scientists identify structure of crucial enzyme in cell division


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have determined the atomic structure of an enzyme that plays an essential role in cell division, the fundamental process that occurs countless times daily in many life forms on Earth.

Interschool Convergence training heightens familiarity with modern health care concerns


At the center of the case discussion section was the “Cooper” family, conceived to illustrate common circumstances facing the elderly.

Researchers find mutation that causes rare disease and confirm a role for nucleic acids in immune function


UT Southwestern researchers have discovered a mutation that causes a rare systemic disorder known as X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder (XLPDR) and, significantly, the unexpected cellular mechanism by which the mutation causes the disease.

CRI researchers link absence of protein to liver tissue regeneration


Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) report that inactivating a certain protein-coding gene promotes liver tissue regeneration in mammals.

New Damon Runyon Fellow selected for biophysics research


Dr. Lindsay B. Case, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected as one of 19 new Damon Runyon Fellows.

Pharmacogenetics leader visits as Green Professor


Speaking to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, Dr. Mary V. Relling recounted how she advanced from an interest in chemistry to a doctorate in pharmacy and eventually to leadership of a department at one of the most prestigious children’s ho

Speakers weigh in on obesity at Capra Symposium


The 2016 Capra Symposium was both a gathering of experts from varying fields to address a single topic and a celebration of the life of one of the founders of the symposium, Dr. Donald Capra, who died in 2015.