2018 Article Archive

Researchers find potential new way to target lethal form of leukemia


A potential treatment for acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, attacks a harmful molecule found on the cancerous cells and reactivates the body’s white blood cells to fight them.

Marker found for condition that causes numerous tumors


UT Southwestern researchers have made a major advance in uncovering the biology of how thousands of disfiguring skin tumors occur in patients troubled by a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). This scientific advance could slow the development of these tumors.

Neurofibromatosis patient is comfortable in her own skin


Charis Curbo says most of the time she doesn’t think about her NF1 and the thousands of tumors coating her back, her trunk, and other areas of her skin.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Southwestern Health Resources announce Accountable Care Organization (ACO) agreement


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Southwestern Health Resources have joined forces to provide access to high-quality and lower cost care. This includes services and enhanced coordination of care for more than 130,000 BCBSTX members across North Texas.

UT Southwestern researcher wins Breakthrough Prize for innate immunity discovery


UT Southwestern biochemist Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen today was named winner of the prestigious 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his discovery of the cGAS enzyme that launches the body’s immune defense against infections and cancers.

UT Southwestern receives national excellence in diversity award


UT Southwestern Medical Center has received the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Stem cell biologist Sean Morrison elected to the National Academy of Medicine


UT Southwestern Professor Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Scientists unexpectedly reprogram mature mouse neurons


UT Southwestern researchers attempting to transform supporting brain cells into neurons instead reprogrammed mature inhibitory neurons into a different type of neuron that creates the neurotransmitter lost in Parkinson’s disease.

Reversing Paralysis: Stem cell therapy aims to repair spinal cords afflicted by rare disorder


By injecting patients with stem cells engineered to repair the central nervous system – called progenitor cells – UT Southwestern scientists are working to establish the first treatment that can repair spinal cords inflamed by transverse myelitis.

Clements University Hospital recognized for quality, safety achievement


William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital has again received a national Rising Star Award for improved quality and safety efforts, ranking it within the country’s top 25 academic medical center hospitals.