2021 Article Archive

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.

Same Difference: Two halves of the hippocampus have different gene activity

 

A study of gene activity in the brain’s hippocampus, led by UT Southwestern researchers, has identified marked differences between the region’s anterior and posterior portions.

How human cells and pathogenic shigella engage in battle

 

One member of a large protein family that is known to stop the spread of bacterial infections by prompting infected human cells to self-destruct appears to kill the infectious bacteria instead.

Experimental drug makes radiation therapy more effective, less damaging

 

An experimental drug that has shown promise in protecting healthy tissue from collateral damage caused by radiation therapy for cancer also appears to enhance radiation’s capacity to kill tumors.

UT Southwestern detects first reported B.1.617.2 (Indian) variant in North Texas

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified the first two cases of the B.1.617.2 (Indian origin) variant of COVID-19 infection in North Texas using next-generation sequencing technologies along with targeted PCR testing.