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2013-12-27 10:33:27

A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. In the study, published online today in Cell Reports, scientists found that inhibiting the action of a protein called BRD4 caused cancer cells to die in a mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). "This study identifies a potential new therapeutic target to combat MPNST, an incurable...

2013-04-30 20:21:57

DALLAS, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of Dr. Beth Levine, professor of internal medicine and microbiology, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at UT Southwestern Medical Center, to membership, representing one of the highest honors attainable by an American scientist. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130430/DC05145) With Dr. Levine's election, UT Southwestern now has 20 members of this...

2013-03-08 12:25:30

DALLAS, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Eric Olson, chairman of molecular biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is the 2013 recipient of the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology for identifying key genetic pathways in the formation of the heart and other muscles. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130308/DC73812) His work is credited with forging new insights into heart development and regeneration that could lead to novel treatments for heart disease...

2013-01-31 12:28:17

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center announced that Frank Grassler has been appointed as Vice President for Technology Development, and will lead the Office of Technology Development as well as BioCenter at Southwestern Medical District. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130131/DC51951) The Office of Technology Development has been involved in creating six startup companies that have raised more than $500 million in venture capital....

2013-01-31 12:25:56

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center today announced the appointment of Nimisha Savani as Vice President of Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs. In her role, Ms. Savani will report to Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern, and will be responsible for leading all of the Medical Center's communications and marketing programs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130131/DC51943) "Nimisha's broad communications and...

2012-08-03 14:22:43

DALLAS, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded $48.2 million in new grants to investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center to support cancer-related projects and to recruit pre-eminent cancer researchers. These awards to UT Southwestern, made after a rigorous peer-review process, were part of $114 million allocated for 45 projects and scientific recruits at Texas-based academic institutions and private firms. "Our...

2012-07-09 10:23:39

DALLAS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center, seeking to broaden an already robust array of radiation oncology treatments it offers to patients, potentially could play a key role in operating a state-of-the-art proton therapy center for North Texas being planned and funded by San Diego-based Advanced Particle Therapy (APT). The plan, announced today, is subject to the approval of the UT System Board of Regents. Under the terms of a letter of intent, the...

2012-04-12 14:21:53

DALLAS, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center will name its new state-of-the-art University Hospital, now under construction, to honor legendary Texas Gov. William P. Clements Jr., in recognition of his 2009 gift of $100 million to the Southwestern Medical Foundation, the largest single gift for the benefit of UT Southwestern in the institution's history. The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is now scheduled to open in late 2014, and, along with...

2011-10-12 11:28:00

DALLAS, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center and the faculty of health sciences of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, signed a five-year affiliation agreement today to collaborate on faculty and student exchanges, joint research and training activities and other educational opportunities. The agreement, UT Southwestern's first with an African university, is the third international affiliation agreement for the medical center. UT Southwestern...

2011-06-08 12:04:00

DALLAS, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bruce Beutler, an internationally recognized leader in immunology recruited to be the director of a new Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is one of three winners to share the $1 million 2011 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for their work on innate immunity. The prize was announced in Hong Kong on June 7, and an award ceremony will be held Sept. 28. "I am very honored to receive this...