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2021 Article Archive

For oxygen-deprived newborns, rewarming after cooling therapy can trigger seizures


Oxygen-deprived newborns who undergo cooling therapy to protect their brains are at an elevated risk of seizures and brain damage during the rewarming period, which could be a precursor of disability or death.

UT Southwestern genome engineering expertise spurs participation in prestigious nationwide Human Genome Project consortium


A genome engineering technique developed at UT Southwestern Medical Center helped make the institution a research partner in a new $185 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to build on findings of the Human Genome Project.

QI study demonstrates better outcomes for NICU infants with optimized use of CPAP and surfactant


A study conducted at Parkland Health and Hospital System by neonatologists from UT Southwestern Medical Center showed that optimizing the use of continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP – the same method used to treat patients with sleep apnea – decreased the need for mechanical ventilation in premature infants when used with less invasive surfactant administration (LISA).

Dallas ISD and UT Southwestern partner to open a new kind of school


Dallas ISD and the UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) together will launch a new transformation school slated to open its doors next fall.

Unusual kidney cancer feature sheds light into how cancers invade and metastasize


How cancers metastasize remains poorly understood. The process begins when cancer cells break off from a tumor and invade blood and lymphatic vessels, the body’s alleyways.

UT Southwestern joins Dallas, the state, and the nation in mourning the loss of Peter O’Donnell Jr., a visionary philanthropist and catalyst for progress


UT Southwestern researchers report the first structural confirmation that endogenous – or self-made – molecules can set off innate immunity in mammals via a pair of immune cell proteins called the TLR4-MD-2 receptor complex.

UT Southwestern diabetes researchers show gene editing can turn storage fat cells into energy-burning fat cells


A team of researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Touchstone Diabetes Center have successfully used CRISPR gene editing to turn fat cells normally used for storage into energy-burning cells.

Regenerating cells that keep the beat


Specialized cells that conduct electricity to keep the heart beating have a previously unrecognized ability to regenerate in the days after birth, a new study in mice by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.

NIH awards UT Southwestern researchers $4.4 million to study the genetic basis of vocal learning


A UT Southwestern research team has received the National Institutes of Health’s prestigious Transformative Research Award to further their study of zebra finches to investigate the genetic basis of vocal imitation abilities.

UT Southwestern researcher wins NIH Director’s Award to study structure of protein tied to Alzheimer’s


Lorena Saelices Gomez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biophysics and in the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Southwestern, has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine the structure of amyloids, key proteins that have been tied to diseases including Alzheimer’s and ATTR amyloidosis.