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2021 Article Archive

UT Southwestern review finds hysterectomy can be avoided for common gynecological condition


Adenomyosis – an abnormal tissue growth into the muscular wall of the uterus that causes painful cramps and heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding – is more common than generally appreciated

Enzyme could be major driver of preeclampsia


A new study by UT Southwestern scientists indicates that an enzyme called protein phosphatase 2 (PP2A) appears to be a major driver of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication characterized by the development of high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine.

UT Southwestern selected top health care employer in Texas by Forbes


UT Southwestern Medical Center was recognized as the top health care employer in Texas, one of the top 10 employers across all industries in the state, and among the nation’s Best-in-State employers nationally by Forbes/Statista.

National Cancer Institute renews Simmons Cancer Center’s prestigious comprehensive designation


The National Cancer Institute has renewed the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center’s comprehensive designation, reaffirming its place among the country’s elite cancer institutes.

UT Southwestern orthopedic surgeon first in Texas to use AR shoulder replacement surgery


UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of just 15 surgical centers in the world using next-generation augmented reality (AR) in the operating room for shoulder arthroplasty.

UTSW is a founding member of new sickle cell clinical trials network


In a move that will increase access and efficiency of clinical trials for patients with sickle cell disease.

FDA approval of belzutifan culminates 25-year journey at UTSW from gene discovery to a first-in-class drug


A first-in-kind kidney cancer drug developed from laboratory and translational studies conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center received approval from the Food and Drug Administration, providing a new treatment for patients with familial kidney cancer.

Sending out an SOS to protect the heart


A stress signal received by the heart from fat could help protect against cardiac damage induced by obesity, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests. The finding, published online in Cell Metabolism, could help explain the “obesity paradox,” a phenomenon in which obese individuals have better short- and medium-term cardiovascular disease prognoses compared with those who are lean, but with ultimately worse long-term outcomes.

UT Southwestern pioneers PULSAR-integrated radiotherapy with immunotherapy for improved tumor control


Artificial intelligence, along with a $71-million expansion of Radiation Oncology services, is allowing UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer physicians to pioneer a new PULSAR radiation-therapy strategy that improves tumor control compared with traditional daily therapy.

NEJM: Anticoagulants help moderately ill COVID-19 patients


Moderately ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have better chances of survival if treated with therapeutic-dose anticoagulation, according to an international study involving 121 sites, including UT Southwestern Medical Center.