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2019 Article Archive

Life-threatening genetic cholesterol condition could be found through blood donations


Blood donation programs represent a unique opportunity as a public health portal to screen for diseases.

Newly identified bacteria-killing protein needs vitamin A to work


UT Southwestern researchers identified a previously unknown bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis that requires the vitamin to work.

Study sheds new light on urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women


A UT Southwestern study suggests why urinary tract infections have such a high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women.

Dr. Takahashi receives global award for pioneering work on circadian rhythms


Dr. Joseph S. Takahashi has received an international award for his pioneering work on the molecular and genetic bases of circadian rhythms in mammals.

UTSW researchers find form drives function in cancer proliferation


The protein responsible for the crawling movements of cells also drives the ability of cancer cells to grow when under stress.

Dean of Medical Students selected for prestigious Piper Professor Award for educators


Dr. Angela Mihalic, Dean of Medical Students and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, has been selected to receive the 2019 Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation’s Piper Professor Award, a prestigious honor that recognizes outstanding college professors across Texas.

Answering the call: Mom meets child who received her kidney


When she turned 48, Lisa James of Arlington, Texas, decided she wanted to make the ultimate gift by donating one of her kidneys to a child she hadn’t met.

New screening approach helps identify sources of rare genetic diseases in children


The new approach combines DNA sequencing and a chemical analysis called metabolomics to identify mutant genes that cause defective metabolic pathways in patients.

Readmission penalties for safety-net hospitals drop under new rules


Readmission penalties against hospitals providing care to socioeconomically disadvantaged patients have dropped 14 percentage points under new rules adopted in 2019 that more equitably account for low income populations being served.

The cutting edge


Geneticists have adapted CRISPR technology to correct Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutations (DMD).