James Crowe Jr. Archives
VU joins national effort to speed Ebola therapy testing
Apr. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have joined a multi-center effort led by Pennsylvania-based Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. to accelerate development of potential antibody therapies against the often-lethal Ebola virus.
Studies show human antibodies can fight lethal Marburg virus
Feb. 26, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The Scripps Research Institute for the first time have shown how human antibodies can neutralize the Marburg virus, a close cousin to Ebola.
Core facilities key driver of VUMC research gains
Jan. 29, 2015—During the past five years, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has become a leader in “personalized medicine,” the use of genomic information to individualize patient care.
VUCast: Why overweight women lose at work
Dec. 1, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Learn why overweight women lose in the workplace -- especially when it comes to pay; see breakthrough weapons in the fight against infectious diseases; and hear music legend Sheryl Crow speak about her craft. Watch now!
Vanderbilt researchers isolate Ebola-fighting human antibodies for possible treatment
Oct. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have isolated Ebola-fighting human antibodies – the first of their kind – that could lead to a new treatment for the deadly virus.
Vanderbilt’s Brown, Crowe elected to IOM
Oct. 21, 2014— Vanderbilt University’s Nancy J. Brown, M.D., chair and physician-in-chief of the Department of Medicine, and James E. Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, are among 70 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. With more than 1,900 active members and foreign associates, the IOM...
Alexander’s visit highlights efforts to confront Ebola
Sep. 24, 2014—Don’t panic over Ebola. But don’t ignore it, either. That was the take-home message for U.S. citizens from a “mini-hearing” held by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday with researchers and health officials from Vanderbilt and the State of Tennessee.
Initiative seeks to develop therapies to combat Ebola
Sep. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have partnered with Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. to develop new human antibody therapies for people exposed to the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses.
Cutting-edge research to be showcased in May
May. 1, 2014—Potentially “game-changing” research at Vanderbilt University on infectious diseases, population health and health policy will be showcased during two interactive presentations May 15 and May 22. A segment of the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series, the new “Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery” discussions are highlights of recent presentations to the Vanderbilt Biomedical Science Advisory Board, a group of...
Vanderbilt Vaccine Center joins global task force to address urgent viral threat
Apr. 7, 2014—World Health Day 2014 Shines Spotlight on Mosquito-borne Viral Diseases Chikungunya virus, a vector-borne disease that is quickly spread by mosquitoes and causes victims to suffer severe fever and pain, has reached the Caribbean and South America—and is predicted to soon cause outbreaks in the United States. For many years the virus has remained primarily...
Multi-center effort targets lethal Ebola, Marburg viruses
Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers are collaborating in a multi-center, federally-funded project to develop ways to treat and prevent the highly lethal Ebola and Marburg virus infections.
Discovery may pave way for RSV vaccine
Feb. 5, 2014—Vanderbilt University scientists have contributed to a major finding, reported this week in the journal Nature, which could lead to the first effective vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a significant cause of infant mortality.