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2022 Article Archive

Lipid nanoparticles carry gene-editing cancer drugs past tumor defenses

 

As they grow, solid tumors surround themselves with a thick, hard-to-penetrate wall of molecular defenses. Getting drugs past that barricade is notoriously difficult.

UTSW researchers develop blood test to predict liver cancer risk

 

An estimated one-quarter of adults in the U.S. have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an excess of fat in liver cells that can cause chronic inflammation and liver damage, increasing the risk of liver cancer.

Aging in place? Factors to consider when deciding whether it’s safe to continue living at home

 

Four out of five Americans 65 and older want to stay in their homes as they age, according to a recent Associated Press poll. But deciding how long an elderly relative should live alone and when they should move to an environment with more support – such as assisted living or a nursing home – can be difficult.

UTSW scientists identify protein key to inhibiting flu virus

 

A collaborative study from UT Southwestern scientists has identified a new function for a protein called TAO2 that appears to be key to inhibiting replication of the influenza virus, which sickens millions of individuals worldwide each year and kills hundreds of thousands.

UTSW researchers part of winning global team in Cancer Grand Challenges

 

UT Southwestern researchers Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D., and Sihan Wu, Ph.D., are part of a team that has been awarded a Cancer Grand Challenges grant, a unique award that aims to solve some of cancer’s toughest problems by bringing together global teams with diverse areas of expertise.

UTSW infectious diseases experts offer advice on second COVID-19 booster

 

Individuals should weigh their own personal health and risk levels in deciding when to receive a second booster of the COVID-19 vaccine, UT Southwestern infectious diseases experts advise.

UTSW study: RNA exosome key for B cell development

 

New research from UT Southwestern suggests that RNA exosomes– the cellular machines that degrade old molecules of RNA – play a key role in the development of B cells, which are critical to the immune system’s ability to protect against infection.

UTSW’s Medical Student Group named Texas Medical Association Chapter of the Year

 

A student group at UT Southwestern Medical School has been named the 2022 Chapter of the Year by the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section.

Simmons Cancer Center investigators receive more than $17 million in CPRIT funding

 

Fifteen scientists in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern received more than $17 million in research funds in the latest round of grants awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

UTSW researchers develop microbubble technology to enhance cancer immunotherapy

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern have developed a first-of-its-kind ultrasound-guided cancer immunotherapy platform that delivers immune-stimulating agents to cells for the development of systemic anti-tumor immunity.