2021 Article Archive
UT Southwestern researcher wins NIH Director’s Award to study how DNA’s 3D structure affects health and disease
Jian Zhou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in UT Southwestern’s Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics, has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use artificial intelligence to investigate the three-dimensional structure of DNA and its impact on health.
UT Southwestern researcher wins NIH Director’s Award to study the inner workings of glial cells in the brain
Lu Sun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern, has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study interactions between neurons and glial cells in the brain, which could provide insight into the causes of neurological disorders.
COVID-19 hospitalizations increase among unvaccinated pregnant women
Unvaccinated pregnant women are increasingly being hospitalized with COVID-19 during a nationwide surge of the Delta variant, according to research from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
UT Southwestern diabetes expert recommends paradigm shift in treatment of Type 2 diabetes to focus on weight loss
An international panel of experts from four renowned diabetes research centers, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, has reviewed current literature and is recommending a pivotal change in treatment of Type 2 diabetes to focus on obesity first and glucose control second.
Strict lineage tracing crucial to nerve cell regeneration research, study says
UT Southwestern stem cell scientists find that stringent lineage tracing is crucial for studies of nerve cell regeneration.
Simmons Cancer Center, MD Anderson scientists develop artificial intelligence method to predict anti-cancer immunity
Researchers and data scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed an artificial intelligence technique that can identify which cell surface peptides produced by cancer cells called neoantigens are recognized by the immune system.
UT Southwestern biochemist, molecular biologist named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
Two UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers – a biochemist and a molecular biologist – are among 33 distinguished scientists nationwide named Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators.
Gene for sex hormone synthesis could play key role in eczema
A study led by UT Southwestern dermatologists suggests that a common inflammatory skin condition may stem from poorly regulated sex hormones.
UTSW scientists reveal how vitamin A enters immune cells in the gut
Immunologists and geneticists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how vitamin A enters immune cells in the intestines – findings that could offer insight to treat digestive diseases and perhaps help improve the efficacy of some vaccines.
UTSW leads nation’s first study of brief suicide intervention for LGBTQ+ young adults
UT Southwestern Medical Center will lead the nation’s first study of suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ young adults – a group at higher risk for depression and suicide.