2018 Article Archive

$37 million CPRIT support includes funds for pediatric cancer database


The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded more than $37 million to UT Southwestern for cancer research and prevention.

Pain sufferers – and physicians – need alternatives to opioids


As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the country, Texas is taking some important steps in the battle, from improved monitoring of prescription painkillers to expanded programs to treat addiction.

Know the symptoms of AFib to prevent stroke and heart failure


Having atrial fibrillation (AFib) can increase your risk for stroke and heart failure. It’s vital to know your risk and get help before it strikes.

CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs


Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline.

First in Texas: Surgeon uses magnetic tools to reduce incisions in cancer surgery


Dr. Cadeddu and his colleagues spent years developing the concept of magnetic-assisted surgery, reporting on their work in The Annals of Surgery.

New test uncovers metabolic vulnerabilities in kidney cancer


A team of investigators used intraoperative infusions of labeled glucose in patients about to have surgery to remove the kidney cancer to assess how the tumors use glucose.

LT breathing tubes after cardiac arrest could save 10,000 more lives


Heart attack patients given a different type of breathing tube by paramedics had better survival rates than those treated by traditional intubation breathing tube methods.

Advanced microscope technology reveals novel side to cell signaling complex


UT Southwestern and Rockefeller University researchers used advanced microscopes to determine at atomic resolution the structure of a molecular complex implicated in birth defects and several cancers.

Warming up: New method of liver transplant keeps organ at body temperature


Transplant surgeons are testing a new device that keeps the liver warm and circulates blood through its vessels during transport

Children of hope


A gene therapy trial organized by a UT Southwestern scientist had begun to reverse the devastating effects of giant axonal neuropathy, or GAN.