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2021 Article Archive

A master gear in the circadian clock


A gene called Npas4, already known to play a key role in balancing excitatory and inhibitory inputs in brain cells, appears to also be a master timekeeper for the brain’s circadian clock, new research led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests.

Increasing the immune system’s appetite for cancer protectors


A two-arm molecule can effectively deplete cancer-protecting cells inside tumors, allowing the immune system to fight off tumors without becoming overactive.

Hunting down the mutations that cause cancer drug resistance


Using a virus to purposely mutate genes that produce cancer-driving proteins could shed light on the resistance that inevitably develops to cancer drugs that target them, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests.

UTSW physician volunteering at Tokyo Olympics


Dr. Stephanie Tow, M.D., completed her first week of providing volunteer care at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Headaches are vastly undertreated among racial and socioeconomic groups


UTSW research finds significant disparities exist in diagnosing and treating headaches by race, socioeconomic level, and insurance status.

Common weight-loss drug successfully targets fat that can endanger heart health


Researchers at UT Southwestern announced successful results of a clinical trial for a commonly prescribed weight-loss drug called liraglutide.

Artificial intelligence algorithm developed to assess metastatic potential in skin cancers


Using artificial intelligence (AI), researchers from UT Southwestern have developed a way to accurately predict which skin cancers are highly metastatic.

Study finds no danger of second COVID shot in those with allergic reactions to first dose


People who had a potentially allergic reaction to their first messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccination can safely receive their second shot, according to a study of patients conducted at several medical centers, including UT Southwestern.

UT Southwestern finds crucial new molecular mechanisms and biomarkers in ovarian cancer


UT Southwestern faculty have discovered what appears to be an Achilles’ heel in ovarian cancers, as well as new biomarkers that could point to which patients are the best candidates for possible new treatments.

UT Southwestern selected among Best Employers for Women by Forbes


Forbes and Statista have selected UT Southwestern among the top 40 Best Employers for Women 2021.