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Author: Leigh MacMillan

UT Southwestern’s Hobbs to discuss genetics of fatty liver disease

Jan. 7, 2019—Helen Hobbs, MD, internationally renowned for her work defining the genetic determinants of plasma lipid levels and cardiovascular risk, will kick off the 2019 Flexner Discovery Lecture series Thursday, Jan. 10.

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Breast cancer-killing RIG

Dec. 13, 2018—A compound that activates a virus-sensing receptor has potent therapeutic effects in a mouse model of breast cancer.

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RNA processing and antiviral immunity

Dec. 13, 2018—John Karijolich and colleagues have discovered a link between cellular RNA processing and the innate cellular immune response to viral pathogens.

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Team seeks to create gene expression map of worm’s nervous system

Dec. 6, 2018—How do you build a brain? What “rules” govern where neurons end up, how they connect to each other, and which functions they perform?

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Vanderbilt Prize winner shares career insights

Dec. 6, 2018—Lynne Maquat, PhD, recipient of the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, shared some career advice with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at her Vanderbilt Prize lecture last week.

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Analyzing single-cell landscapes

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new tool for quantifying data from single-cell studies.

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Green tea and diabetes

Nov. 29, 2018—In a large population study of Chinese adults, Vanderbilt researchers found that green tea drinking increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Team’s findings show glutamine metabolism affects T cell signaling

Nov. 1, 2018—The cellular nutrient glutamine launches a metabolic signaling pathway that promotes the function of some immune system T cells and suppresses others, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Fetal membranes and microbial threats

Oct. 26, 2018—Understanding how cells communicate in the membranes surrounding the developing fetus could suggest new strategies for preventing infections, premature birth and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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Cellular stress defense

Oct. 12, 2018—The modular architecture of small heat-shock proteins contributes to the ability of these proteins to aid cells in responding to stress.

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Probing the genetics of fibroids

Oct. 1, 2018—A new study identified multiple genetic locations associated with the size and number of uterine fibroids — common non-cancerous uterine tumors.

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Bioethics expert Kahn to deliver next Discovery Lecture

Sep. 20, 2018—Noted bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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