Reporter March 1 2013
Feb. 28, 2013—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found a powerful new genetic risk factor for breast cancer.
Feb. 28, 2013—Gastric cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, with a particular burden in Latin America and eastern Asia.
Feb. 28, 2013—Charles Sanders, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Hans Neurath Award from the Protein Society. He shares the honor with Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of California, Berkeley.
Feb. 28, 2013—Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., J.D., Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Law, and Haydar Frangoul, M.D., Carolyn Perot Rathjen Chair and Professor of Pediatrics have been elected to the American Pediatric Society (APS).
Feb. 28, 2013—Vaccinating young males and females against several types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could dramatically reduce the incidence of HPV-related cancers worldwide, according to Douglas Lowy, M.D., deputy director of the National Cancer Institute.
Feb. 28, 2013—Scott Hultgren, Ph.D., an expert on the interactions between bacteria and human hosts, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 7.
Feb. 28, 2013—Top chemists from around the country will be on hand March 12 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB), a brave experiment that helped jumpstart the University’s robust drug discovery initiative.
Feb. 28, 2013—Lena Caragherghi lets out a sharp “Ow!” as a physical therapist tests the flexibility of her ankles. “You’re going to break my legs!” the 15-year-old exclaims with a giggle.