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2022 Article Archive

UTSW researchers find no decrease in preterm births with vaginal progesterone


Vaginal progesterone, a hormone treatment considered the standard of care for preventing preterm birth in at-risk pregnant women, may not be effective, according to UT Southwestern researchers.

Study aims to improve diagnosis of infections following shoulder surgery


The most common bacterial infection to occur after revision shoulder arthroplasty surgery can be diagnosed more accurately by considering how quickly samples of the microbe grow in hospital labs and the level of bacteria that grows, a study partly performed at UT Southwestern shows.

Treating depression of parents boosts treatment of children’s asthma, study finds


Depression and anxiety in the parents of children with asthma have been associated with increased clinic visits and asthma-related hospitalizations.

UT Southwestern ranked No. 1 in Texas, fourth in nation for tech transfer


UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked fourth in the nation and No. 1 in Texas for commercializing new biomedical technologies, considered a critical step in bringing its laboratory discoveries into clinical practice.

Defect in gene caused massive obesity in mice despite normal food intake


A faulty gene, rather than a faulty diet, may explain why some people gain excessive weight even when they don’t eat more than others.

Breast cancer drug benefits broader group of patients, trial shows


A drug approved to treat breast cancer patients with mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes may also benefit people who have other genetic mutations.

Brain wave readings may be key to detecting concussions


Measuring levels of a specific brain wave could lead to more objective, definitive methods of diagnosing concussions.

UT Southwestern’s nationally ranked geriatric care receives international exemplar status


UT Southwestern Medical Center has received exemplar status by the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)

Researchers find that different stem cells are responsible for the repair of different kinds of bone injuries


New research from Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) found that different skeletal stem cell (SSC) populations contribute to repair of different kinds of bone injuries.

UTSW researchers examine impact of pandemic on children’s mental health


New research from pediatricians at UT Southwestern and Children's Health reveals the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in children.