2018 Article Archive

Wiessman gift to UTSW expands partnership with Israeli medical center


UT Southwestern Medical Center and Rabin Medical Center (RMC) near Tel Aviv, Israel, established a global partnership to foster a faculty exchange program and joint research projects.

The ‘Big Bang’ of Alzheimer’s Scientists ID genesis of disease, focus efforts on deadly shape-shifting tau protein


Scientists have discovered a “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease – the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain.

UTSW scientists identify body’s microreactors for innate immunity


A DNA-sensing enzyme forms droplets that act as tiny bioreactors creating molecules to stimulate innate immunity – the body’s first response to infection, UT Southwestern researchers report.

New tools used to identify childhood cancer genes


Using a new computational strategy, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified 29 genetic changes that can contribute to rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive childhood cancer.

UTSW algorithm identifies hypertensive patients who will benefit most from more intensive treatment


Using data from large clinical trials, UT Southwestern researchers developed a way to predict which patients will benefit most from aggressive high blood pressure treatment.

UT Southwestern partners with Perot Museum on new exhibit


The UT Southwestern imprint is heavy in the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s reboot of the Being Human Hall, the first exhibit hall to be fully reimagined since the opening of the Perot Museum in 2012.

Quality forum highlights Sim Center advantages


The forum showcased the advantages to be gained from UT Southwestern’s new state-of-the-art Simulation Center that will provide students, trainees, and practicing physicians vastly expanded opportunities to hone surgical and decision-making skills.

Researchers discover new vulnerability in deadly form of lung cancer


Researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have discovered a new metabolic vulnerability in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) that can be targeted by existing drug therapies.

UTSW researchers solve structure of major brain receptor that is treatment target for epilepsy and anxiety


UT Southwestern researchers today published the first atomic structure of a brain receptor bound to a drug used to reverse anesthesia and to treat sedative overdoses.

Don’t let depression keep you from exercising


Exercise may be just as crucial to a depression patient’s good health as finding an effective antidepressant.