molecular physiology and biophysics Archives
Oct. 24, 2023—A multidisciplinary team of investigators has received a 2023 Endeavor Award from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research to support four closely linked projects exploring the fundamental mechanisms that drive the obesity-cancer connection,
Aug. 21, 2023—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center have “cracked” the genomic code for sepsis in the lungs and kidneys.
Jul. 5, 2023—Vanderbilt's Rafael Arrojo e Drigo, PhD, recently received the inaugural Robert L. Sorenson Young Investigator Award from the Midwest Islet Club (MIC) in recognition of his research excellence and innovation in the field of islet research.
Apr. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt's Eric Delpire, PhD, has been awarded the 2023 Davson Distinguished Lectureship, the highest award bestowed by the Cell and Molecular Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society.
Jan. 26, 2023—Nobel Prize-winning geneticist and cell biologist Sir Paul Nurse, PhD, will be at Vanderbilt Thursday, Feb. 9, to deliver the year's first Discovery Lecture.
Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have confirmed the existence of an alternative pathway to atherosclerosis, a finding that may lead to new ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
Dec. 28, 2022—John H. Exton, MBChB, MD, PhD, professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, emeritus at Vanderbilt University, whose research provided fundamental insights into how many biologically active compounds control cellular physiology, died Dec. 18. He was 89.
Nov. 3, 2022—A team at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has determined with atomic-level precision how two established drugs bind to and alter the conformation of a cell membrane transporter protein called NKCC1, shutting down its activity.
Study sheds light on the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage
Oct. 20, 2022—by Bill Snyder Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found that the change in a single letter of the genetic code promotes, in a mouse model, the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage. Their findings, featured Oct. 14 on the cover of Circulation Research, suggest that targeting inflammatory cytokines, signaling...
Jan. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt's Ambra Pozzi, PhD, has been elected president of the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB), a scientific organization that promotes research on the extracellular matrix with the aim of improving human health.