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Basic Sciences Archives

Breast cancer-killing RIG

Dec. 13, 2018—A compound that activates a virus-sensing receptor has potent therapeutic effects in a mouse model of breast cancer.

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The exocyst dynamo

Dec. 13, 2018—New methods have revealed details of vesicle trafficking in cells and are applicable to any protein complexes, potentially revolutionizing our understanding of cell dynamics.

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Team seeks to create gene expression map of worm’s nervous system

Dec. 6, 2018—How do you build a brain? What “rules” govern where neurons end up, how they connect to each other, and which functions they perform?

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Analyzing single-cell landscapes

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new tool for quantifying data from single-cell studies.

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Four researchers receive Young Investigator Grants

Nov. 15, 2018—Four Vanderbilt University researchers are among 200 recipients of this year’s Young Investigator Grants awarded by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to support “innovative ideas for groundbreaking neurobiological research.”

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Evading cell death

Nov. 8, 2018—Stress granules that form in response to cellular stress help cancer cells survive and develop resistance to treatment.

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Novel methods to treat glaucoma

Nov. 8, 2018—Increasing a certain signaling molecule prevents the degeneration of retinal cells that are lost in glaucoma, suggesting a new way to treat this disease.

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Obesity negates beneficial drug effects

Nov. 8, 2018—A drug that improves levels of “good” cholesterol may not be beneficial for obese individuals, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Cellular stress defense

Oct. 12, 2018—The modular architecture of small heat-shock proteins contributes to the ability of these proteins to aid cells in responding to stress.

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Targeting diabetic kidney disease

Oct. 12, 2018—Pathways activated by the epidermal growth factor receptor may be attractive targets to treat diabetic kidney disease, according to new findings from Vanderbilt investigators.

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Insulin accelerant

Oct. 11, 2018—It’s possible to increase the permeability of blood vessels and accelerate insulin action in muscle, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Cytokine-cognition connection

Oct. 1, 2018—Targeting the immune system may provide a new avenue for therapeutic intervention in psychiatric diseases characterized by motivational and cognitive deficits.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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