Sep. 2, 2014—Two proteins interact to maintain selenium levels in the brain, and protect neurons from degeneration.
Jul. 24, 2014—Mark Magnuson, M.D., Louise B. McGavock Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University, has received a national leadership award for the Beta Cell Biology Consortium (BCBC), a major team science initiative.
Apr. 25, 2014—Having a “leaky” gut may protect against colitis, a paradoxical finding that alters understanding of the role of cell permeability in intestinal homeostasis and immune regulation.
Apr. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered how intestinal cells build the "brush border" -- a specialized surface structure that is critical for absorbing nutrients and defending against pathogens.