2016 Article Archive

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results


UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network is one of the ACOs that shared savings.

Research identifies protein that promotes the breakdown of fat, potentially leading to new diabetes treatments


The study reports a new role for the protein, Perilipin 5, in the cell nucleus as a regulator of fat metabolism.

CPRIT awards $9.6 million for UTSW projects in cancer treatments, screening, and genetics research


Six new cancer research projects involving treatment, prevention, outreach, and genetics recently received a total of $9.6 million in support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Blocking release of the hormone ghrelin may mediate low blood sugar effect in children taking beta blockers


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a previously unknown role of a cellular signaling molecule involved in release of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, a finding that could have implications for optimal treatment of children taking beta blockers.

Novel MRI technique distinguishes healthy prostate tissue from cancer using zinc


A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined.

Work productivity is key factor in assessing recovery of depressed patients


The study, published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry, gives new insight to specific aspects of depression that are not commonly evaluated, including work productivity, cognitive function, and motivation.

Expanded role of PARP proteins opens the door to explore new therapeutic targets in cancer, other diseases


Using technology they developed, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a previously unknown role of a certain class of proteins: as regulators of gene activity and RNA processing.

Esteemed psychiatrist Thornton selected for Watson Award


Dr. William Laurence “Larry” Thornton, Professor of Psychiatry, has been selected to receive the 2016 Patricia and William L. Watson, Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine.

Chaos, and care: Dallas shooting again places UTSW critical care doctors serving at Parkland in national spotlight


On the night of July 7, trauma surgeons from UT Southwestern Medical Center found themselves thrust into the center of another local and national crisis.

1 in 5 are discharged from hospital with unstable vital signs, and experience higher readmission and death rates


Twenty percent of people hospitalized are released before all vital signs are stable, a pattern that is associated with an increased risk of death and hospital readmission, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows.