2017 Article Archive

Protein could be target for new dementia therapies


A protein that helps break down lipids in the cell’s lysosome may be a key target for identifying and treating neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study by the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

CPRIT awards $34M to UTSW for cancer research, recruitment


The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded UT Southwestern researchers more than $34 million for cancer research and faculty recruitment, including support for programs in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma.

Tears, joy, and gratitude flow at reunion of patient and caregivers


Christine Kearney couldn’t believe her eyes. The physical therapist was at her job at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and standing before her in the hallway was Davy Hobson, a former patient.

Awards for September 2017


Awards for September 2017

Coping with mental anxiety from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma


Communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will spend years recovering from the destruction left in the storms’ wake.

Study tests methods to prevent kidney stone recurrence


A national clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Center will test the best methods to encourage people to drink water to reduce the recurrence of kidney stones.

Combination immunotherapy improves kidney cancer survival


A combination immunotherapy treatment showed better overall survival in patients with previously untreated advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma than current therapy, according to results from a phase 3 clinical trial presented at the Presidential Symposium of the European Society for Medical Oncology’s 2017 Congress in Spain.

Researchers find that body clock, gut microbiota work together to pack on the pounds


UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered new clues about how gut bacteria and the body’s circadian clock work together to promote body fat accumulation.

South Asians with family history of heart disease at greater risk


New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists shows that people of South Asian descent with a family history of coronary heart disease are significantly more likely to have high levels of calcium buildup in their arteries – an indicator of higher risk for heart attacks.

Letters, FIT kits can triple colon cancer screening rates


Sending a letter and, in some cases, a simple mail-in kit tripled colon cancer screening completion among low-income adults, researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center report this week in JAMA.