journal publication Archives
Amish aid search for Alzheimer’s genes
Oct. 11, 2012—An analysis of Amish populations revealed novel risk genes for late-onset Alzheimer disease.
Complementary and alternative medicine use differs by race, economics
Oct. 9, 2012—Use of complementary and alternative medicine differs by race and socioeconomic factors, study reports.
Host proteins can control HIV infection
Oct. 5, 2012—The protein APOBEC3G contributes to spontaneous control of HIV-1 in vivo and may provide therapeutic benefits.
Proteins help flip tumor’s invasive switch
Oct. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt investigators have identified how two key components of cancer's invasive "switch" — the series of signaling events that turn on a tumor cell’s invasive behavior — work together.
An orphan enzyme’s purpose
Oct. 4, 2012—“Orphan” enzyme may play role in cancer growth, new research suggests.
Target acquired for aggressive tumor
Sep. 27, 2012—New therapeutic target for angiosarcoma – an aggressive, highly fatal tumor of the blood vessels – identified.
Cell entry ports for cold virus
Sep. 25, 2012—The respiratory virus HMPV uses its fusion (F) protein – which interacts with cellular receptors called integrins – to bind to and enter target cells.
HER2 may impact lung cancer therapy
Sep. 21, 2012—A protein associated with aggressive breast cancers may also influence resistance of lung cancer to targeted therapies.
How ‘Jedi’ disposes of dead neurons
Sep. 19, 2012—The protein Syk is essential for clearing away neuron “corpses” in the developing peripheral nervous system.
Cells with LIP eat their neighbors
Sep. 13, 2012—A transcription factor called LIP is capable of causing one cell to consume another.
Enzyme counters stomach acid attack
Sep. 11, 2012—Dysfunction or loss of an “antioxidant” enzyme may lead to higher risk for esophageal cancer in patients with gastric reflux disease.
Parkinson’s therapy may impact language
Sep. 7, 2012—Deep brain stimulation used to treat Parkinson’s disease may impair some aspects of language processing, a recent study suggests.