The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center or UT Southwestern Medical Center is located in Dallas, Texas. UT Southwestern was founded in 1943. Since its inception UT Southwestern has become one of the most outstanding medical centers in the U.S. Four Nobel Laureates are on staff as faculty, 16 members of the Institute of Medicine and 15 members of the National Academy of Science. The University is ranked in the very top for medical school education, patient care and medical research in the U.S.
UT Southwestern research advances fight against kidney cancer
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered genetic pathways to starve selectively kidney cancer cells.
Researchers discover important link between adrenal gland hormone and brain in hypertension
A hormone already responsible for increasing blood pressure by prompting the kidneys to retain salt appears to moonlight as a major stimulator of the brain centers that control the vascular system and blood pressure.
Gene information predicts survival time, possible new treatment options for lung-cancer patients
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered sets of genes active in cancer cells and normal tissue that predict survival time and potential new treatments for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Researchers lead search for better drug-addiction treatments
UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatry researchers are leading the Texas arm of a national network that conducts clinical trials aimed at finding effective treatments for drug addiction.
Homogeneous tuberculosis treatment ineffective in children, researchers find
The realization of medically treating different children uniquely may start with one of the deadliest diseases in existence: tuberculosis.
Researchers establish new rule to predict risk of stroke, death from surgery that prevents it
It's a medical Catch-22: carotid artery surgery can itself cause stroke, but so can asymptomatic carotid disease if left untreated.
Researchers identify gene tied to extremely rare disorder that causes inflammation and loss of fat
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a gene responsible for a rare disease that results in severe joint stiffness, muscle loss, anemia and panniculitis-induced lipodystrophy, or JMP syndrome.
Key pathway in end-stage prostate cancer tumor progression blocked
Prostate cancer advances when tumors become resistant to hormone therapy, which is the standard treatment for patients, and begin producing their own androgens.
Standardized violence-prevention programs may not prevent teen fighting, findings suggest
UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators have uncovered new insights on adolescent fighting: what triggers it, and how to stem it.
Researchers identify how bone-marrow stem cells hold their 'breath' in low-oxygen environments
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified unique metabolic properties that allow a specific type of stem cell in the body to survive and replicate in low-oxygen environments.