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2020 Article Archive

Blood vessel cells implicated in chronic inflammation of obesity


Low-level inflammation is one of the driving factors behind many of the diseases associated with obesity.

Scientists identify new gene involved in autism spectrum disorder


UT Southwestern scientists have adapted a classic research technique called forward genetics to identify new genes involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Roughly 6,000 UT Southwestern caregivers receive COVID-19 vaccine


Nearly 6,000 front-line health care workers at UT Southwestern have received initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since the Medical Center received its first shipment of 5,850 doses on Dec. 15.

Digging deep for differences in Duchenne muscular dystrophy


A UT Southwestern research team has catalogued gene activity in the skeletal muscle of mice, comparing healthy animals to those carrying a genetic mutation that causes Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD) in humans.

Errant DNA boosts immunotherapy effectiveness


DNA that ends up where it doesn’t belong in cancer cells can unleash an immune response that makes tumors more susceptible to immunotherapy, the results of two UT Southwestern studies indicate.

Giving cells an appetite for viruses


A team led by UT Southwestern researchers has identified a key gene necessary for cells to consume and destroy viruses. The findings, reported online today in Nature, could lead to ways to manipulate this process to improve the immune system’s ability to combat viral infections, such as those fueling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Study shows women less likely to survive out-of-hospital cardiac arrest than men


A study of patients resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest shows that women have a lower likelihood of survival compared with men and are less likely to receive procedures commonly administered following cardiac arrest.

Dallas Heart Study yields new insights about depression


Recently published UT Southwestern research reveals new insights about risk factors for depression based on data from a landmark longitudinal study focused on heart disease.

How the brain remembers right place, right time


Two studies led by UT Southwestern researchers shed new light on how the brain encodes time and place into memories.

Development of new stem cell type may lead to advances in regenerative medicine


A team led by UT Southwestern has derived a new “intermediate” embryonic stem cell type from multiple species that can contribute to chimeras and create precursors to sperm and eggs in a culture dish.