Skip to main content

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Archives

Novel genetic study sheds new light on risk of heart attack

Oct. 11, 2018—Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), Vanderbilt scientists reported Oct. 3 in the journal eLife.

Read more


Cancer Moonshot award to help map tumor progression

Sep. 27, 2018—A trans-institutional team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University has received an $11 million Cancer Moonshot grant to build a single-cell resolution atlas to map out the routes that benign colonic polyps take to progress to colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among both men and women in the United States.

Read more


How microvilli form

Sep. 13, 2018—A protein called IRTKS helps build the microvilli that form the border of cells in the intestines, explaining why the protein is a frequent target of gut pathogens.

Read more


First Islet Workshop draws international audience

Sep. 13, 2018—More than 200 investigators from across the globe who specialize in islet biology, the study of hormone-producing cell clusters in the pancreas known as islets, recently gathered in Nashville to share knowledge and present the challenges and successes of their work during the first Islet Biology Workshop at Vanderbilt.

Read more


A brain-builder called “Shh”

Aug. 30, 2018—New findings demonstrate a previously unappreciated role of Shh signaling activity in the proliferation of CGNPs — the presumed cell-of-origin for a subset of the malignant pediatric brain tumor medulloblastoma.

Read more


Gould awarded Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research

Aug. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s most prestigious faculty honor for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to Kathleen Gould, PhD, during the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23.

Read more


Repairs in the basement membrane

Aug. 2, 2018—Studies in fruit flies have shed light on how the basement membrane — a sheet-like scaffold that wraps around most animal tissues — is repaired after being damaged.

Read more


How asters form

Aug. 2, 2018—New findings shed light on the formation of microtubule structures that support cellular processes ranging from cell division to intracellular transport.

Read more


New player in DNA damage repair

Jul. 19, 2018—New findings open opportunities to understand mechanisms of DNA repair for a toxic form of DNA damage.

Read more


Looking beyond the ‘magic bullet’ approach to drug discovery

May. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt scientists have developed a new process that can rapidly and inexpensively identify personalized cancer drugs derived from nature.

Read more


Toxin floats on lipid rafts

Apr. 23, 2018—The bacterium H. pylori is a leading cause of stomach cancer, and Vanderbilt researchers are studying how one of its toxins gets into cells.

Read more


Department of Cell and Developmental Biology hosts Cell Dynamics Symposium May 24–25

Apr. 20, 2018—The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine hosts its second Cell Dynamics Symposium May 24–25 in Wilson Hall.

Read more


Page 1 of 3123

Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Our amazing skin

Vanderbilt Medicine

Our amazing skin

Biology and the beat

Vanderbilt Medicine

Biology and the beat

Community care

Vanderbilt Nurse

Community care

Survive and thrive

Hope

Survive and thrive

more