2018 Article Archive

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.

UT Southwestern ranked No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth by U.S. News & World Report, adding to multiple recognitions in 2018


UT Southwestern Medical Center has retained its listing as the No. 1-ranked hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth and No. 2 in Texas, while ranking nationally among the top 50 programs in seven clinical specialty areas, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals listings released today.

A simple score to identify who is at high risk for hospital readmission after suffering a heart attack


Tracking just seven factors of heart attack patients when they are first admitted to the hospital can help flag those most at risk for 30-day readmission, researchers from UT Southwestern found.

Blue-light technology improves identification of bladder cancer


Blue-light cystoscopy has previously been available at some institutions, including UT Southwestern, for use in the operating room, but it wasn’t available in a flexible scope until now.