Reporter Sept 13 2013

Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Children’s Hospital

Fishing for new anti-cancer drugs

Vanderbilt investigators used an in vivo screen in zebrafish to identify a potential new anti-cancer drug.

Mapping brain membrane proteins

New mass spectrometry imaging methods will enable studies of the distribution and identification of membrane proteins directly within tissues.

Cancer nanomedicines on target

Therapeutic nanoparticles may offer a powerful new way to image and treat cancer at the same time.

Deciphering DNA code

VU study identifies DNA changes in drug-resistant cancer cells

Vanderbilt investigators have combined next-generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics analyses to screen for genome-wide genetic mutations associated with drug resistance in a series of lung cancer cell lines.


Federal grant bolsters pulmonary fibrosis research

Lisa Young, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Cell Biology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to study what causes cellular dysfunction and pulmonary fibrosis in patients with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS).

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