2018 Article Archive

Predicting heart attack, stroke risk just got easier


A team of researchers led by cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center has developed a new online tool to more accurately predict who among those ages 40-65 is at the highest risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years.

Texas Health, UT Southwestern celebrate construction milestone at new health campus in Collin County


Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center joined today with Frisco city leaders to mark a milestone in the construction of Texas Health Hospital Frisco with a ‘topping out’ event.

Breast cancer radiation treatment reduced to a single dose


Marilyn Gibson, 81, is part of a UT Southwestern Medical Center clinical trial testing a one-time, high-dose and highly focused radiation treatment called stereotactic radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer.

App, brief intervention may be lifesaver for suicidal teens


Researchers found the rate of attempted suicides by teenagers who received an intervention that includes a personalized app was halved compared to those who received the standard care during their hospitalization.

Graduate’s illustrations featured in new plastic surgery textbook


With only one year left until completion of her medical degree, Jourdan Carboy made a risky decision to take on a special project and temporarily suspend her studies. That choice paid off, considering Ms. Carboy’s illustrations brought to life a new textbook on reconstructive facial surgery.

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.