Reporter Feb 5 2016

Overcoming lung cancer drug resistance

Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a way to overcome the resistance of some lung cancers to certain targeted therapies, which could lead to more effective treatments for lung cancer patients.

Therapies to prevent preterm birth

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a high-throughput assay that will aid in identifying new compounds to treat preterm labor or postpartum bleeding.

Building intestinal brush borders

Studies of the molecular complex that helps build specialized cellular surfaces could shed light on the mechanisms underlying a genetic deaf-blindness syndrome accompanied by intestinal disease.

bacteria microbiome

Dynamics of a drug resistance transporter

Vanderbilt investigators are exploring the shape changes in a multidrug transporter to understand the mechanisms of antibacterial resistance.

Medication disposal service debuts at VUMC pharmacies

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently began offering patients an option for safely disposing expired and unwanted medicines — a service made possible by a change in state law.

Discovering NHL thrills

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patient Kael Adams was named the official “stick kid” of the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star competition held in Nashville last weekend.

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