Disease linked to cell traffic jams
Jun. 20, 2013—Diseases associated with mutations and changes in expression of the protein caveolin may result from faulty trafficking of the protein to the cell surface.
Antacids: risky for premature babies
Jun. 12, 2013—Antacids that block a certain enzyme pose a risk for a common cardiac problem in premature infants.
Factor’s yin-yang tumor effects
Jun. 10, 2013—A factor produced by most malignant cells can both promote and inhibit tumor growth – an insight that is critical to using cancer drugs developed to block this factor.
Autism speeds motion perception
Jun. 7, 2013—Children with autism spectrum disorder are better at perceiving the motion of certain objects than are typically developing children their age.
Matrix member key to insulin resistance
Jun. 6, 2013—A component of the extracellular matrix that surrounds cells plays a role in insulin resistance and may be a good therapeutic target.
Inner ear’s role in bone remodeling
May. 15, 2013—The inner ear system that senses gravity and movement plays a role in bone remodeling – a finding that has clinical implications for space travel and for patients with inner ear disorders.
Salt revs stomach bug’s cancer impact
May. 13, 2013—A high-salt diet worsens the carcinogenic effects of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that colonizes the stomachs of half of the world’s population.
Profiling heart cells
May. 10, 2013—A “profile” of the genes and regulatory networks that govern early heart valve development lay the groundwork for generating valves from a patient’s own cells.
Dual-action enzyme protects esophagus
May. 9, 2013—An antioxidant enzyme also functions as a tumor suppressor to limit cancer development in the esophagus.
Taking the ‘noise’ out of protein data
May. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a novel algorithm to improve results from proteomic studies.
Fava beans’ impact on urine sodium
Apr. 29, 2013—Eating fava beans increases dopamine in blood and urine, but does not stimulate urinary sodium excretion.
Factor reduces virus-related asthma attacks
Apr. 26, 2013—An immune system factor associated with severe asthma may actually reduce asthma attacks induced by viral infections.