2016 Article Archive

Fat cells that amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar metabolism


But since white fat cells have very few nerves, how do beige fat cells get the message that it’s cold outside?

Scientists find lethal vulnerability in treatment-resistant lung cancer


Researchers working in four labs at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a chink in a so-called “undruggable” lung cancer’s armor – and located an existing drug that might provide a treatment.

Phillips named new Chair of Biochemistry


Dr. Margaret Phillips, Professor of Pharmacology, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Biochemistry.

Nivet joins UTSW as Executive VP for Institutional Advancement


Dr. Marc Nivet, a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in institutions focused on academic medicine, joined UT Southwestern Medical Center on Sept. 1 in the newly created position of Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Study: Gene regulation in brain may explain repetitive behaviors in Rett syndrome patients


Naomi was diagnosed at age 2 with Rett syndrome, a rare, debilitating disease in which patients progressively lose brain function and the ability to walk.

Five UTSW scientists named Faculty Scholars by high-profile philanthropies


Five UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are among 84 scientists from 43 U.S. institutions chosen as Faculty Scholars, a new grant program of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Listen to your gut


Being aware of your digestive system and its daily cycle can help you know when to get checked for colon cancer, according to physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Sweeten health prospects by cutting down kids’ sugary drinks


The best way for parents to reduce the amount of sugar their kids consume is to eliminate sugary drinks.

Diabetes, hypertension during pregnancy can be early warning


Most women who develop high blood pressure or diabetes during pregnancy see their blood pressure and blood sugar levels return to normal a short time after the birth.

Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy, study finds


Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.