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Department of Pharmacology Archives

Mapping brain membrane proteins

Sep. 16, 2013—New mass spectrometry imaging methods will enable studies of the distribution and identification of membrane proteins directly within tissues.

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Oxidative stress in autism

Aug. 14, 2013—A biomarker for oxidative stress is elevated in patients with both autism spectrum disorder and gastrointestinal dysfunction, suggesting opportunities for individualized approaches to clinical care.

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Rhythm response tied to gene variant

Jun. 21, 2013—A genetic variant that increases risk for atrial fibrillation also impacts the response to a common therapy for the heart rhythm disorder.

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Inner ear’s role in bone remodeling

May. 15, 2013—The inner ear system that senses gravity and movement plays a role in bone remodeling – a finding that has clinical implications for space travel and for patients with inner ear disorders.

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Profiling heart cells

May. 10, 2013—A “profile” of the genes and regulatory networks that govern early heart valve development lay the groundwork for generating valves from a patient’s own cells.

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Fava beans’ impact on urine sodium

Apr. 29, 2013—Eating fava beans increases dopamine in blood and urine, but does not stimulate urinary sodium excretion.

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Photo: Pharmacology Forum

Apr. 18, 2013—Claus Schneider, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology, center, is presented with the 2013 Teaching Award by Pharmacology graduate students Odaine Gordon and Katie Sprinkel during last week's Joel G. Hardman Student Invited Pharmacology Forum.

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Pharmacology forum to explore neurobiology of criminal behavior

Apr. 4, 2013—“The Neurobiology of Criminals” is the theme of the 22nd annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum, April 11 in 208 Light Hall.

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Harvard’s Kathiresan set for Wilkinson Lecture

Apr. 4, 2013—Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will deliver the ninth annual Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture in Clinical Pharmacology on Thursday, April 11.

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Harvard’s Seidman to speak at VU

Mar. 7, 2013—Jonathan Seidman, Ph.D., who has made pivotal contributions to understanding the genetic basis of cardiomyopathy and other heart diseases, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 14.

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Nobel in Chemistry reveals VU ties that bind

Oct. 18, 2012—Several Vanderbilt researchers have collaborated with this year's Nobel Chemistry winners.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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