2018 Article Archive

Security checkpoints may pose infection risk


Research suggests that surfaces at airport security stations – specifically the plastic trays everyone is required to place their personal items in – are potentially teeming with germs and bacteria.

Holiday disconnect: Go offline to rejuvenate


Remaining constantly available and on call via phone and email during times set aside to get away from career pressures and everyday schedules keeps you on edge, which can detract from allowing your mind to have a break.

Don’t let fear of concussions keep kids out of sports


Not everyone who hits their head ends up with a concussion, and the vast majority of concussions do not result in CTE.

Research to help children and adults with autism showing promise


Autism-related social deficits may be able to be corrected well into adulthood.

Enzyme discovery points researchers toward starving lung cancer as a potential treatment


UT Southwestern researchers have found that an enzyme on the surface of some lung cancer cells helps feed the cancer, making it a tempting treatment target.

DNA vaccine reduces both toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s


 A DNA vaccine reduces both harmful proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease, without the brain swelling caused by earlier antibody treatments.

Time for young men to get smart about testicular cancer


Testicular cancer is a highly treatable disease, especially when diagnosed early and before it has spread to other parts of the body.

The University of Texas System activates new North Texas medical benefit option in partnership with Southwestern Health Resources


The University of Texas System collaborated with Southwestern Health Resources to launch a new medical plan for its employees and retirees in North Texas – including those of UT Southwestern Medical Center, UT Arlington, and UT Dallas.

African ancestry associated with risk factors for heart failure


African-Americans are known to have certain cardiac conditions that are linked to a greater occurrence of heart failure at a younger age than Caucasians. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center analyzed data from the Dallas Heart Study to determine why.

UT Southwestern scientists honored as rising stars in Texas research


Two UT Southwestern faculty members have been selected to receive 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).