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Department of Biochemistry Archives

Genetic balancing act

Aug. 2, 2018—New findings about proteins involved in DNA repair are important for understanding why some cancers are more or less resistant to certain therapies.

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How asters form

Aug. 2, 2018—New findings shed light on the formation of microtubule structures that support cellular processes ranging from cell division to intracellular transport.

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Confronting TB resistance

Jun. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers describe how certain tuberculosis treatments work and suggest these medications may overcome the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Self care, mindfulness key to decreasing burnout: speaker

Apr. 26, 2018—It’s not often that a keynote speaker will ask his audience to close their eyes and tune him out, but that’s what Aviad “Adi” Haramati, PhD, did when delivering the 2018 John E. Chapman Lecture.

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“Idling” cancer cells may return

Apr. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that cancer treatment induces an “idling” state for cells, which could promote resistance to treatment.

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New view of the heartbeat

Apr. 6, 2018—Structural views of the proteins that regulate the heartbeat may help improve existing treatments for cardiac arrhythmias.

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What protein is that?

Mar. 28, 2018—An improved technology enables high-throughput protein identification in imaging mass spectrometry, aiding proteomics research.

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University expand partnership to develop novel treatment approaches for cancer

Mar. 14, 2018—New agreement will pursue therapies targeting MCL1 (myeloid cell leukemia 1), which is highly prevalent in many difficult-to-treat cancers.

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Long QT syndrome – revealed

Mar. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have used sophisticated cell biological and structural techniques to “classify” mutations in potassium channels, studies that could lead to personalized treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

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Iron-sulfur “intersection”

Mar. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered an unanticipated link between sulfur and iron balance, pointing to a genetic basis for iron-deficiency anemia.

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Mitochondrial mutations and disease

Feb. 22, 2018—New findings suggest that oxidative stress damages mitochondrial DNA, and they link this damage to a disease state.

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DNA damage repair: molecular insights

Dec. 5, 2017—Structural details about a protein involved in the repair of damaged DNA provide insight into xeroderma pigmentosum disorders, which are characterized by increased risk for skin cancer.

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