2021 Article Archive

Simmons Cancer Center, MD Anderson scientists develop artificial intelligence method to predict anti-cancer immunity


Researchers and data scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed an artificial intelligence technique that can identify which cell surface peptides produced by cancer cells called neoantigens are recognized by the immune system.

UT Southwestern biochemist, molecular biologist named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators


Two UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers – a biochemist and a molecular biologist – are among 33 distinguished scientists nationwide named Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators.

Gene for sex hormone synthesis could play key role in eczema


A study led by UT Southwestern dermatologists suggests that a common inflammatory skin condition may stem from poorly regulated sex hormones.

UTSW scientists reveal how vitamin A enters immune cells in the gut


Immunologists and geneticists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how vitamin A enters immune cells in the intestines – findings that could offer insight to treat digestive diseases and perhaps help improve the efficacy of some vaccines.

UTSW leads nation’s first study of brief suicide intervention for LGBTQ+ young adults


UT Southwestern Medical Center will lead the nation’s first study of suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ young adults – a group at higher risk for depression and suicide.

UT Southwestern review finds hysterectomy can be avoided for common gynecological condition


Adenomyosis – an abnormal tissue growth into the muscular wall of the uterus that causes painful cramps and heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding – is more common than generally appreciated

Enzyme could be major driver of preeclampsia


A new study by UT Southwestern scientists indicates that an enzyme called protein phosphatase 2 (PP2A) appears to be a major driver of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication characterized by the development of high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine.

UT Southwestern selected top health care employer in Texas by Forbes


UT Southwestern Medical Center was recognized as the top health care employer in Texas, one of the top 10 employers across all industries in the state, and among the nation’s Best-in-State employers nationally by Forbes/Statista.

National Cancer Institute renews Simmons Cancer Center’s prestigious comprehensive designation


The National Cancer Institute has renewed the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center’s comprehensive designation, reaffirming its place among the country’s elite cancer institutes.

UT Southwestern orthopedic surgeon first in Texas to use AR shoulder replacement surgery


UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of just 15 surgical centers in the world using next-generation augmented reality (AR) in the operating room for shoulder arthroplasty.