Reporter July 13 2012

Proteins guard against cancer spread

Targeting immune system proteins may keep prostate cancer from spreading to bone.

Long antibodies better against HIV

Understanding how antibodies with long “loops” form may be important for HIV vaccine development.

Insights for neuroscience drug discovery

When discovering drugs for brain disorders, it’s important to test the candidates in multiple ways to avoid advancing those with restricted physiological effects.

School of Nursing benefactor Travis left lasting legacy

Nancy Dillard Travis, an alumna and longtime friend and supporter of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died on June 30. She was 88.

Minimally invasive therapy eases some pulmonary embolism

Childhood cancer investigator lands ‘Lemonade Stand’ grant

Chin Chiang, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center faculty, has been awarded a $200,000 grant to study an aggressive form of childhood cancer.

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