University of Texas Southwestern Labs: Where Breakthroughs Happen

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Simulation reveals new mechanism for membrane fusion

Apr 22, 2024

– An intricate simulation performed by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers using one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers sheds new light on how proteins called SNAREs cause biological membranes to fuse.

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Drug combo shows promise in restoring cardiac function

Apr 16, 2024

Heart failure patients may one day be able to restore cardiac function with medications that revive the body’s ability to regenerate heart muscle, a novel study at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests.

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Unraveling the mystery of misfolded proteins in the brain

Apr 09, 2024

Proteins known as oligomeric chaperones help suppress the formation of misshaped proteins that cause a variety of degenerative and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s.

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UTSW discovers protective ‘acid wall’ formed by cancer cells

Apr 01, 2024

Cancer cells release a significantly more concentrated level of acid than previously known, forming an “acid wall” that could deter immune cells from attacking tumors, UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists show in a new study.

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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