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Commensal gut bacterium protects from severe intestinal infection

The commensal bacterium Turicibacter sanguinis could be used to protect against severe intestinal infections, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

Decoding cell division machinery

Phosphate modification regulates the cell localization of Cdc15, one of the main controllers of cell division, to fine tune the assembly of cell division machinery.

Probing hellbender health

Understanding how hellbenders — large, fully aquatic salamanders — fight fungal pathogens and disease is important for protecting these unique stream predators; Vanderbilt researchers add new insights.

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VU, VUMC rise in National Science Foundation survey

Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center climbed seven spots in a survey by the National Science Foundation that measures annual research and development expenditures.

Tracking the aging brain

The macrostructure — volume, area and length — of the brain’s white matter is useful for studying aging and could be a sensitive marker for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Vanderbilt researchers reported.

VU, VUMC research funding surpasses $1 billion

Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center received more than $1 billion in research funding awarded from external organizations in 2021.

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