Reporter March 29 2013

“Silent” B cells trigger autoimmunity

Immune cells that recognize self antigens (e.g. insulin), but are functionally silent, can trigger autoimmune diseases such as diabetes.

Fingers and toes: joint forming factor

The gene Has2 participates in signaling that is important in developing fingers and toes, and may have relevance for cancer development.

Plant compound stops colon cancer cells

Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be useful in colon cancer therapy.

Technology transfer efforts bolstered by recent agreements

Last month, Vanderbilt University announced a collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, a leading pharmaceutical and consumer health care company, to develop potential new drugs for severe obesity.

Surveillance network tracks shift in cause of childhood diarrhea

A national vaccine surveillance program that Vanderbilt University is a part of has identified a significant shift in the most common cause of childhood diarrhea.

Moses named to inaugural class of AACR fellows

Harold L. (Hal) Moses, M.D., professor and acting chair of Cancer Biology and professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been named to the first class of the Fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy.

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