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2020 Article Archive

A step closer to eradicating malaria


Strategies that treat households in the broad vicinity of a recent malaria case with anti-malarial drugs, insecticides, or both could significantly reduce malaria in low-transmission settings.

Four UTSW faculty elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences


The National Academy of Sciences today elected four UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists in the fields of biophysics, cell biology, molecular biology, and stem cell biology into its membership, one of the highest honors for American scientists.

Boosting the immune system's appetite for cancer


A combination of immunotherapy agents that encourages some immune cells to eat cancer cells and alert others to attack tumors put mice with a deadly type of brain cancer called glioblastoma into long-term remission

Helping the heart heal itself


UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have discovered a protein that works with others during development to put the brakes on cell division in the heart, they report today in Nature.

New heart attack testing protocol expedites treatment in ER


A new protocol using highly sensitive blood tests to determine whether someone is having a heart attack

How cancer cells don their invisibility cloaks


Immunotherapy drugs that target a protein called programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) on the surface of cancer cells have quickly become a mainstay to treat many forms of cancer, often with dramatic results.

AI may help brain cancer patients avoid biopsy


Brain cancer patients in the coming years may not need to go under the knife to help doctors determine the best treatment for their tumors.

Depression, anxiety may be side effects as nation grapples with COVID-19


Millions of Americans are being impacted by the psychological fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic aftermath

Big variability in blood pressure readings between anatomical sites


Blood pressure readings taken from neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) patients had marked differences between opposite sides of the body and different anatomical sites in each individual

Vulnerable cells armor themselves against infection by depleting surface cholesterol


Scientists have long known that the mucus membranes that line the intestines, lungs, and other sites play a key role in protecting the body from systemic infection.