2021 Article Archive
UT Southwestern mourns loss of W.A. “Tex” Moncrief Jr., whose generosity extended academic medical care and research through generations
W.A. “Tex” Moncrief Jr., whose extraordinary generosity has and will benefit many generations of Texans by expanding UT Southwestern Medical Center programs in Dallas and especially Fort Worth, as well as surrounding communities, died Dec. 28 at age 101.
UTSW working to reprogram cells to strengthen immunity in geriatric patients
What if the key to aging well lies in reprogramming immune system cells to strengthen them against infections and cancer? Researchers at UT Southwestern are working to find out.
Dallas study finds expectant women in areas with worse health disparities have greater risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center studied outcomes for young women at a county hospital and found that while 97% of them accessed prenatal care, those with greater social needs were associated with adverse outcomes both during pregnancy and during the early weeks of their babies’ lives. The differences persisted even after adjusting for age, race, and body mass index.
High-tech sleeping bag could solve vision issues in space
A subtle smile emerged on Dr. James Leidner’s face as he envisioned telling people of the unusual contribution he made to mankind’s mission to Mars.
UTSW pharmacologists identify potential cure for tropical parasitic disease found in soil
Combining two agents to block a parasitic worm’s life cycle boosted survival from a potentially deadly tropical disease to 85% in animal models, far better than either treatment alone.
Severe COVID-19 impairs microvascular function
COVID-19 impairs the function of the body’s microvascular system with an intensity that corresponds to the severity of disease, suggests a new study by an international consortium, including UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Scientists find first in human evidence of how memories form
UT Southwestern researchers have identified the characteristics of more than 100 memory-sensitive neurons that play a central role in how memories are recalled in the brain.
UT Southwestern launches SPORE-funded national resource to advance precision medicine for kidney cancer
Funded by a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Kidney Cancer Program (KCP) at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center reports the largest and most diverse catalog of kidney cancer tumor models to date.
UTSW receives new CPRIT funding to advance cancer research
The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to increase minority participation in clinical trials, expand lung cancer screening, develop brain tumor drugs, and advance innovations in drug discovery and technology.
UTSW study finds Hispanic people receive lower-quality thrombectomies than white people
A study by UT Southwestern neurology researchers found that Hispanic people have lower-quality outcomes than white people among ischemic stroke patients who receive endovascular thrombectomies. Racial disparities were not found between Black and white patients.