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2019 Article Archive

International team identifies potential therapeutic target for sepsis


Researchers and collaborators made a key discovery regarding cellular processes that block pathways in immune cells that lead to sepsis.

UT Southwestern globally ranked top healthcare institution in biomedical sciences by Nature Index


For a second consecutive year, UT Southwestern Medical Center is the top institution internationally within the “healthcare” category for publishing high-quality scientific research, according to the recently released Nature Index 2019 Annual Tables.

E-cigarette use climbing among cancer patients and cancer survivors


Usage of e-cigarettes, also called “vaping,” has medical experts concerned because of the addictive nicotine and potentially harmful toxins they deliver.

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.