cell death Archives
Study finds that regulatory protein prevents signaling that triggers cell death
May. 6, 2021—A protein implicated in neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis prevents the activation of an innate immune response that leads to cell death, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
One-two punch for cancer
Mar. 5, 2020—A drug combination effectively killed aggressive blood cancers in cell and animal models; now it’s being tested in patients.
Cell death pathway implicated in bone marrow failure
Jan. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have linked a specific form of programmed cell death to myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of bone marrow failure.
PET probe detects dying tumor cells
May. 8, 2014—A novel PET imaging probe detects tumor cell death in vivo and could be useful for personalizing cancer medicine.
Early cell death in MS
Oct. 2, 2013—Death of oligodendrocytes, the cells that make myelin, appears to be an early event in the development of multiple sclerosis.
Nuclear shield against cell death
Aug. 8, 2013—The protein SARM appears to protect cells from inflammation-driven death by stabilizing the nuclear laminin scaffold.
Probing roles of a cell death protein
Jul. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered new roles for a protein involved in cell death processes that are activated to prevent tumor-causing DNA mutations.
Bid protein guards blood cells against stress
Oct. 25, 2012—A protein normally known to promote cell death found to encourage survival of blood forming cells.
Cells with LIP eat their neighbors
Sep. 13, 2012—A transcription factor called LIP is capable of causing one cell to consume another.