2018 Article Archive

Genetic testing: Not a one-and-done deal


A new research study from investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center strongly encourages testing laboratories to periodically review their records and alert physicians when scientific knowledge evolves and genes are reclassified.

Arteaga awarded $600,000 to study breast cancer therapy resistance


The Susan G. Komen organization has awarded a $600,000 research grant to Dr. Carlos Arteaga, Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and Associate Dean of Oncology Programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Willow’s strength: Parents work with UTSW to save daughter from deadly metabolic disease


The family’s hope for Willow stems from a gene therapy center at UT Southwestern Medical Center where leading experts are engineering innovative treatments for some of the world’s rarest brain diseases.

Surgery, radiation therapy equally effective in treating common type of head and neck cancer


Surgery, radiation therapy equally effective in treating oropharyngeal cancer

CRISPR screen identifies gene that helps cells resist West Nile, Zika viruses


UT Southwestern researchers today report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist West Nile virus, dengue fever, Zika virus, and yellow fever.

How to protect your waistline - and more - at the State Fair of Texas


We've got the inside scoop on enjoying the Fair while watching your waistline, protecting your skin, and staying cool.

$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.