University of Texas Southwestern Labs: Where Breakthroughs Happen

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UTSW study identifies RNA molecule that regulates cellular aging

Jul 17, 2024

A team led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has discovered a new way that cells regulate senescence, an irreversible end to cell division. The findings, published in Cell, could one day lead to new interventions for a variety of conditions associated with aging, including neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer, as well as new therapies for a collection of diseases known as ribosomopathies.

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Sensor involved in regulating metabolic health identified

Jul 15, 2024

A protein receptor called PAQR4 found within fat cells appears to act as a sensor for ceramides, waxy lipids whose overabundance has been linked to a variety of metabolic disorders and cancers, a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests.

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UTSW Research: Female sex hormones, adrenal hyperplasia, and more

Jul 02, 2024

For decades, researchers have assumed that women taking oral contraceptives have stable levels of sex hormones over each monthly cycle. However, a new study in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism led by Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, shows that the opposite is true.

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Gene-editing nanoparticles correct stem cell mutations in cystic fibrosis models

Jun 26, 2024

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center developed nanoparticles that successfully edited the disease-causing gene in the lungs of a mouse model of cystic fibrosis (CF), swapping a mutated form for a healthy one that persisted in stem cells. Their findings, reported in Science, could offer hope for people with CF and other debilitating genetic lung diseases.

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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