2018 Article Archive

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.

Caring for your heart during cancer treatment


Mrs. Goins is seeing a cardiologist as part of her cancer treatment because anthracyclines, a class of chemotherapy drugs used to treat breast cancer patients, can weaken the heart and lead to congestive heart failure years down the road in some patients.

Men tolerate stress incontinence years before seeking help


Men often tolerate stress urinary incontinence for more than two years before seeking medical help – and one-third put up with it for more than five years, making it important for doctors to check for this problem, a new study from UT Southwestern researchers advises.

Sendelbach, de Lemos honored with Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards


Cardiologist Dr. James de Lemos, Professor of Internal Medicine, and pediatrician Dr. Dorothy Sendelbach, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at UT Southwestern, have been recognized with the UT System’s highest educational honor, the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, for their academic prowess and mentoring talent.

Scientists unravel DNA code behind rare neurologic disease


Scientists conducting one of the largest full DNA analyses of a rare disease have identified a gene mutation associated with a perplexing brain condition that blinds and paralyzes patients.

Add checking your skin to summer plans


Summer time means shorts, tank tops, bathing suits – in other words, lots of exposure to the damaging UV rays of the sun. With more skin exposed, now is an especially good time to check for signs of skin cancer.

Reese selected for prestigious Pew Scholar award


UT Southwestern immunologist Dr. Tiffany Reese was selected to receive a 2018 Pew Scholar award in the Biomedical Sciences and plans to investigate how maternal inflammation during pregnancy alters the immunity of the developing fetus.

International research team finds brain changes linked to sleep need


We’ve all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery. An international study published today in Nature sheds new light on the biochemistry of sleep need in the brain.