UT Southwestern Collaborates With Pfizer to Develop Better RNA Delivery Tech

by | Feb 13, 2024
UT Southwestern Medical Center and pharmaceutical company Pfizer have teamed up to develop new ways to deliver genetic treatments to patients.

Together they aim to accelerate the development of therapies that work through RNA biology and engineered delivery methods to fix root genetic causes of disease, which Pfizer could apply to its portfolio of investigational programs.
Backed by $1.6M DHA Grant, UT Dallas Neuroscientist Works To Improve Word Retrieval in MS Patients
by | Jan 22, 2024
In 1985, Dr. John Hart Jr. established that the brain stores knowledge by categories. Now his team in the UTD Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Memory and Language has pinpointed patterns of brain activity that appear crucial for word retrieval.
UTSW Professor to Receive O’Donnell Award in Biological Sciences
by | Jan 15, 2024
Molecular biologist Vincent Tagliabracci, who was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in 2021, will be honored by the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology for his groundbreaking work on so-called zombie enzymes.
A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas Names Director, Assistant Director
by | Jan 12, 2024
The AgriLife leaders look forward to working with public and private partners as the center advances science to protect natural resources, support economies, and promote sustainable urban living in North Texas.

UTSW, UTA Professors Get NIH Grant for Early Detection of Brain Swelling in Newborns

by | Oct 31, 2023
The scientists' joint research could help lead to early detection of babies at risk of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, which occurs when oxygen or blood flow to the brain is reduced or stopped at birth.
UTA Team Gets $2M To Develop 3D-Printed Coral Reefs To Replace Damaged Natural Ones
by | Oct 26, 2023
A civil engineering researcher at UT Arlington and her team are hoping to restore damaged or dying coral reefs—inspired by the remarkable durability of ancient Roman construction materials in seawater.
UT Southwestern Honors 2023 Cary Council ‘DocStars’ for Early-Stage Research
by | Sep 29, 2023

Three UT Southwestern Medical Center physician-scientists pursuing the prevention and treatment of disease that affect various stages of child development have been announced as the latest recipients of the Cary Council’s Early-Stage Research Grants....

CPRIT Awards $9.5M in Cancer Research Grants to SMU and Dallas’ Baylor Research Institute
by | Aug 17, 2023
The 29 new grants approved by CPRIT's Oversight Committee include the first CPRIT Scholar award to Southern Methodist University in Dallas and state funding for Dallas' Baylor Research Institute to join a major National Cancer Institute study.

Bridge Labs at Pegasus Park Aims to Boost the Region’s Burgeoning Life Sciences Ecosystem

by | Jun 15, 2023
The $110 million, 135,000 square-foot expansion at Pegasus Park—a regional hub for life sciences and biotechnology in North Texas—will offer prebuilt lab suites with the tools and flexible space needed for growth-stage life sciences entrepreneurs and companies. Demolition is underway and construction on Bridge Labs is set to begin soon, developers said.
University of North Texas at Dallas Taps New Dean for School of Business
by | Jun 2, 2023
Jason Garrett, the newly appointed Dean of the School of Business at UNT Dallas has ambitious plans for the institution. Significantly, its business school is a unique institution, being the only one of its kind at a four-year public university in Dallas, he says.
Noted Dallas Researcher, Physician Named as Susan G. Komen Research Scholar
by | May 5, 2023
Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., is director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate dean of oncology programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is a professor of internal medicine and the Lisa K. Simmons Distinguished Chair in Comprehensive Oncology at UT Southwestern.
Elon Musk, Other Tech Leaders Call for 6-Month Pause on the ‘Dangerous Race’ to Giant AI Systems
by | Mar 29, 2023
The request was made in an open letter signed by major players including Elon Musk, co-founder of OpenAI, the lab that created ChatGPT and GPT-4; Emad Mostaque, founder of the London-based Stability AI; and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. More than 1,000 artificial intelligence experts, researchers, and backers signed the letter, including academics from UT Dallas.

Simmons Cancer Center Investigators Get Nearly $15M in CPRIT funding

by | Mar 13, 2023
“Our researchers continue to push the envelope on developing a better understanding of cancer and new ways to help cancer patients in Texas and beyond,” said Center Director Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D.
UTSW Researchers’ Discovery About Gut Bacteria May Improve Cancer Treatments
by | Mar 9, 2023
The researchers discovered how healthy bacteria can escape the intestine, travel to lymph nodes and cancerous tumors elsewhere in the body, and boost the effectiveness of certain immunotherapy drugs. “Now we understand that mechanism much better and, in the future, hope to use this knowledge to better fight cancer," said UT Southwestern's Andrew Y. Koh, M.D.
Dallas-Based Enterprise Browser Unicorn Adds SVP of Strategic Partnerships
by | Jan 31, 2023

Richard Greene has joined the executive team at Dallas-based tech unicorn Island as senior vice president of strategic partnerships.

Island, a leader and pioneer in the enterprise browser market, said that Greene has decades of experience building and leading multimillion-dollar, fast-paced companies driving strategy, directing high-performance sales teams, scaling startups, and maximizing revenue....