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2020 Article Archive

DFW COVID-19 Prevalence Study expands


As more DFW businesses and schools have reopened, and as cases have begun to surge again, researchers are expanding participation for the DFW COVID-19 Prevalence Study – uniquely designed to reveal how widely COVID-19 has spread and why some communities are harder hit.

Time is not on their side: Physicians face barriers to voting


Two new UT Southwestern studies published today report some surprising findings: Only half of practicing physicians are registered to vote, and the most common obstacle faced by resident physicians is the lack of time to vote.

Cancer metabolism researcher Ralph DeBerardinis elected to the National Academy of Medicine


Ralph DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D., a professor at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI), has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

UT Southwestern leads national efforts around childhood blood disorders


When a child has a rare blood disorder, clinicians can struggle to find the best diagnostic and treatment methods.

Casting call: Why immobilizing helps in healing


Immobilization is the most common treatment, and yet, until recently, it was unknown exactly why this technique worked to advance healing.

Revised clinical trial rules during COVID-19 pandemic may benefit patients, survey shows


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to new rules and expectations for clinical trials.

UT Southwestern receives INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award


UT Southwestern has received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Fighting intestinal infections with the body's own endocannabinoids


Endocannabinoids, signaling molecules produced in the body that share features with chemicals found in marijuana, can shut down genes needed for some pathogenic intestinal bacteria to colonize, multiply, and cause disease, new research led by UT Southwestern scientists shows.

UTSW researcher wins prestigious NIH Pioneer Award to look for answers to pandemics like COVID-19 in animal genes


A UT Southwestern researcher who studies how the body’s innate immune system responds to coronaviruses is one of 10 recipients of the coveted NIH Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Using machine learning to predict pediatric brain injury


When newborn babies or children with heart or lung distress are struggling to survive, doctors often turn to a form of life support that uses artificial lungs.