2021 Article Archive

Two UT Southwestern faculty members inducted into Shine Academy

 

In recognition of outstanding teaching, the UT System’s Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education is inducting two UT Southwestern educators as new members during its annual conference in Austin.

Hope for children with bow hunter syndrome

 

Fusing the neck’s top two vertebrae can prevent repeat strokes in children with bow hunter syndrome, a rare condition that affects a handful of U.S. pediatric patients each year, UT Southwestern researchers suggest in a recent study.

Bringing bad proteins back into the fold

 

A new nanoparticle-based drug can boost the body’s innate immune system and make it more effective at fighting off tumors, researchers at UT Southwestern have shown.

COVID-19 infections in the U.S. nearly three times greater than reported, model estimates

 

World health experts have long suspected that the incidence of COVID-19 has been higher than reported.

History of vaccines offers lessons on COVID-19 for pregnant women

 

Pregnant women, who are at increased risk of preterm birth or pregnancy loss if they develop a severe case of COVID-19, need the best possible guidance on whether they should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

STINGing tumors with nanoparticles

 

A new nanoparticle-based drug can boost the body’s innate immune system and make it more effective at fighting off tumors, researchers at UT Southwestern have shown.

Pandemic increases substance abuse, mental health issues for those struggling with obesity

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a detrimental impact on substance use, mental health, and weight-related health behaviors among people with obesity, according to a new study by researchers at UT Southwestern and the UTHealth School of Public Health.

Inappropriate disclosure to vendor announced

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has informed affected patients of an inappropriate disclosure of their names and email addresses through the use of a third-party vendor. The vendor was used to send invitations to an event for the Kidney Cancer Program.

Forming sound memories: Autism gene plays key aspect in birdsong

 

Inactivating a gene in young songbirds that’s closely linked with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prevents the birds from forming memories necessary to accurately reproduce their fathers’ songs, a new study led by UT Southwestern shows.

Two studies shed light on how, where body can add new fat cells

 

Gaining more fat cells is probably not what most people want, although that might be exactly what they need to fight off diabetes and other diseases.