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Glucose metabolism influences B cell function

Dec. 29, 2023—Glucose metabolism influences the qualities of activated, mature B cells — white blood cells that are required for antibody-mediated immune responses, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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Crowe, Osheroff honored by AAMC

Oct. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt's James E. Crowe, Jr, MD, and Neil Osheroff, PhD, are among 12 individuals honored by the Association of American Medical Colleges during its 2023 Awards Recognition Event.

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James Crowe’s antibody research lands American Society for Microbiology Award

Sep. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s James Crowe Jr., MD, has been named to receive the 2024 American Society for Microbiology Award for Applied and Biotechnological Research.

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VUMC, Oxford team develops ‘blueprint’ to block lethal virus

Jun. 22, 2023—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Oxford have determined how a human monoclonal antibody isolated at Vanderbilt in 2021 can prevent infection by the potentially lethal Sin Nombre virus.

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Scientists resurrect a ‘dead’ antibody to study protein

Mar. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt was part of a multi-center team that resurrected a “dead antibody” to reveal the mysteries of cytochrome c, a versatile protein that is an essential part of the cell’s energy-generating capacity, and of life itself.

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Discovery of “cross-reactive” antibodies could aid treatment of viral co-infections

Feb. 2, 2023—  by Bill Snyder More than a million people in the United States are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. One-fifth of them have been co-infected by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which attacks the liver. Curative drugs for HCV are available, but many people don’t know they’ve been infected. And if they...

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Novel lung cancer biomarker

Jan. 9, 2023—Autoantibodies against the p53 tumor suppressor protein may be a novel biomarker for identifying people, especially African Americans, at high risk for lung cancer.

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Rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease: a common path

Aug. 25, 2022—An increase in certain antibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis can serve as a predictive biomarker for cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Grant set to support Georgiev’s research to identify new antibodies

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt's Ivelin Georgiev, PhD, has received a three-year, $750,000 award from The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation of Rye Brook, New York, to support research aimed at rapidly identifying potent, disease-fighting antibodies.

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Technique hastens COVID-19 antibody discovery

Mar. 10, 2022—Optimization of a technique developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center enables rapid and efficient identification of neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Omicron evades some but not all monoclonal antibodies: study

Jan. 20, 2022—A new study found that several, but not all, of the human monoclonal antibodies used clinically to prevent patients from becoming severely ill from COVID-19 may not be protective against the Omicron variant now sweeping across the United States.

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Patient receives antibodies discovered at Vanderbilt to prevent COVID-19 illness

Dec. 23, 2021—On Dec. 22, Caroline Davis of Nashville became the first patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive injections of a new antibody combination to protect her from COVID-19.

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