2021 Article Archive

Putting a protein into overdrive to heal spinal cord injuries

 

Using genetic engineering, researchers at UT Southwestern and Indiana University have reprogrammed scar-forming cells in mouse spinal cords to create new nerve cells, spurring recovery after spinal cord injury.

Drug found effective for weight loss in patients with obesity and diabetes, international study shows

 

A drug approved for diabetes has now been shown to also help patients with diabetes lose on average 10 percent of their body weight, UT Southwestern reports in a landmark international study.

Swapping alpha cells for beta cells to treat diabetes

 

Antibodies that convert glucagon-producing cells into insulin-producing ones cure mouse models of the disease

Scientists identify cells responsible for liver tissue maintenance and regeneration

 

While the amazing regenerative power of the liver has been known since ancient times, the cells responsible for maintaining and replenishing the liver have remained a mystery.

Researchers use machine learning to identify autism blood biomarkers

 

Using machine learning tools to analyze hundreds of proteins, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a group of biomarkers in blood that could lead to an earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, in turn, more effective therapies sooner.

Researchers identify mechanism by which exercise strengthens bones and immunity

 

Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have identified the specialized environment, known as a niche, in the bone marrow where new bone and immune cells are produced.

Distinguishing between two very similar pediatric brain conditions

 

Slight differences in clinical features can help physicians distinguish between two rare but similar forms of autoimmune brain inflammation in children, a new study by UT Southwestern scientists suggests.

Three longtime antibiotics could offer alternative to addictive opioid pain relievers

 

Three decades-old antibiotics administered together can block a type of pain triggered by nerve damage in an animal model, UT Southwestern researchers report.

Gulf War illness not caused by depleted uranium from munitions, study shows

 

Inhalation of depleted uranium from exploding munitions did not lead to Gulf War illness (GWI) in veterans deployed in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, a new study co-authored by a leading researcher of the disease at UT Southwestern suggests.

Targeting Nsp1 protein could be a pathway for COVID-19 therapy

 

A study that identifies how a coronavirus protein called Nsp1 blocks the activity of genes that promote viral replication provides hope for new COVID-19 treatments.