Chris Wright

First Islet Workshop draws international audience

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.

(iStock photo)

Getting left-right asymmetry right

The protein Nodal has been found to hold the keys to vertebrate asymmetry.