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Heavy hitter takes on good fat, bad fat

 

For years, everyone viewed body fat as unhealthy. Dr. Scherer’s research changes that thinking.

Metabolism and malignancy

 

Tracking the fuel that cancer cells devour to grow

Double-duty drug discovery

 

Identifying potential pharmaceuticals with action against cancer and heart disease

Breakthrough after breakthrough

 

Like the fictional Sherlock Holmes, UT Southwestern biochemist Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen approaches scientific mysteries by applying his keen observational skills and an uncanny ability to follow clues to their logical, satisfying conclusions.

Viral avenger

 

Dr. Julie Pfeiffer’s refusal to back down from a challenge pays off in her studies of poliovirus.

C(PRIT) into the future

 

Backed by a $6 million Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas grant, UT Southwestern researchers are teaming up to study how radiation activates the immune system to fight cancer.

The maverick of big data

 

How did composing modern music and motivating teams under extreme environmental conditions contribute to Dr. Gaudenz Danuser’s unique perspective?

The frontier that lines the gut

 

Dr. Lora Hooper began the research for which she is now internationally known – studying the microbes that live inside the gut – just as the field took off.

Working smarter with AI

 

Imagine a future in which the clinic is wired with sensors that recognize you and streamline your visit.

A nano partnership with macro potential

 

An innovative digital pH sensor designed to improve the accuracy of tumor surgeries grew out of the unique, long-term collaboration of a cancer surgeon and a scientist.