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Author: Leigh MacMillan

Clues to skeletal form in ‘feelgood’ fish

Dec. 16, 2011—Ela Knapik, associate professor of medicine, and colleagues are using zebrafish to explore the molecular and cellular mechanisms that cause birth defects of the face and skeleton.

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Move out, cholesterol

Dec. 8, 2011—Compounds developed at Vanderbilt could offer a whole new way to treat atherosclerosis.

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Skeletal defects in genetic disorder

Nov. 18, 2011—A new mouse model provides a tool for testing novel therapeutic approaches for neurofibromatosis.

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Averting a future oncologist shortage

Nov. 11, 2011—Providing increased mentorship, research opportunities and a nurturing, intellectual environment during fellowship training may help reduce a projected shortage of academic hematologists and oncologists.

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Balancing act in the gut

Nov. 11, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers have identified an antigen important to balancing the immune response to bacteria in the gut.

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Let there be light and melatonin

Nov. 4, 2011—Light and the hormone melatonin may play important roles in the developing brain.

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Information flow reduced in psychosis

Oct. 21, 2011—Bipolar depression and schizophrenia share patterns of changes in neurons that regulate information flow, new research shows.

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Fungus toxin gets in the way in DNA

Oct. 7, 2011—Structural studies are providing insight to how aflatoxin – a toxin produced by fungi – contributes to cancer development.

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Parkinson’s deep brain target fired up

Oct. 5, 2011—Neuronal activity in a deep brain region increases as Parkinson’s disease advances, a new study suggests.

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Deciding who’s who in heart valves

Jul. 29, 2011—Identification of a gene that is involved in the development of heart valves offers new insights into congenital heart valve disease.

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Give me some skin

Jul. 21, 2011—A new understanding of the biochemical pathway that builds our skin barrier could lead to treatments for skin diseases.

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Dad’s diet influences birth timing

Jul. 20, 2011—It may be possible to prevent preterm birth by modifying the father’s diet before a baby's conception.

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