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2021 Article Archive

UT Southwestern investigators report first analysis of pioneering kidney cancer radiation approach in clinical trial


A new approach using precisely targeted, high-dose radiation to treat invasive kidney cancer proves safe, based on a clinical trial by the UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center’s kidney cancer program.

HER3 gene mutations can worsen tumor growth in breast cancer, study suggests


Mutations in a gene related to HER2, a gene frequently implicated in breast cancers and a variety of other malignancies, can amplify activity that spurs tumor growth

New NIH grant supports ongoing UTSW investigation of debilitating complications of blood clots in teens


UT Southwestern will lead a multicenter investigation into why children and young adults experience decreased physical activity and shortness of breath after experiencing blood clots, thanks to a four-year $2.97 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In Memoriam: Jean Wilson, M.D., made scientific discoveries that led to effective prostate treatments, insights into sexual differentiation


Jean D. Wilson, M.D., an internationally known endocrinologist whose scientific discoveries led to profound insights into the mechanisms underlying sexual differentiation and led to now widely used treatments for prostate disease, died June 13. He was 88.

UTSW researchers identify first Beta variant in North Texas amid rise of "variants of concern"


UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified the first two cases of the Beta variant (B.1.351) of COVID-19 infection in North Texas using next-generation sequencing technologies along with targeted PCR testing.

UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care partnering on Lone Star Depression Challenge


UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care is collaborating with mental health colleagues across the country to expand detection and treatment for depression and other disorders across Texas as part of the Lone Star Depression Challenge.

Study finds dosing strategy may affect immunotherapy outcomes


Overweight cancer patients receiving immunotherapy treatments live more than twice as long as lighter patients, but only when dosing is weight-based

Not just a phase for RNAs


A phenomenon in which an RNA named NORAD drives a protein named Pumilio to form liquid droplets in cells, much like oil in water, appears to tightly regulate the activity of Pumilio.

Giving brown fat a boost to fight Type 2 diabetes


Increasing a protein concentrated in brown fat appears to lower blood sugar, promote insulin sensitivity, and protect against fatty liver disease by remodeling white fat to a healthier state.

UTSW among top three companies in the nation for new graduates


UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked No. 3 in the nation on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers For New Graduates, placing it in the top 1 percent, and highest among academic medical centers.