University of Texas Southwestern Labs: Where Breakthroughs Happen

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Research could lead to treatments for obesity, extreme weight loss

Jun 13, 2024

Mysterious cells that secrete hormones in the large intestine play a key role in regulating body weight through their relationship with intestinal bacteria, a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests. Their findings, published in Nature Metabolism, could lead to new treatments for obesity and extreme weight loss.

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How AI will enhance health care

May 30, 2024

Artificial intelligence is rapidly reshaping the landscape of health care, revolutionizing scientific discovery, drug development, diagnosis and treatment, as well as health care delivery operations. As with any emerging technology, its success lies in its implementation, and The University of Texas System is committed to harnessing AI’s potential for the ultimate benefit of patients while ensuring its ethical and responsible use.

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UTSW study sheds light on rare form of autism

May 23, 2024

A new study focused on the gene tied to a rare form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) called FOXP1 syndrome offers hope that gene therapy might be able to help patients with this condition.

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Where Breakthroughs Happen

UT Southwestern labs are recognized worldwide for changing our world. This is where scientists of all backgrounds – from early researchers to Nobel Laureates and all stages in between – work every day to gain new understanding and advance health.

Facts and Figures

Six Nobel Prize recipients since 1985

Alumni Nobel Laureates include Joseph Goldstein and Linda Buck.

14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
#1 in the world by Nature Index for healthcare institutions
$554.4 million per year to fund faculty research

Faculty Awards & Honors

26 National Academy of Sciences
20 National Academy of Medicine
14 American Academy of Arts and Sciences