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Vanderbilt Institute for Infection Immunology and Inflammation Archives

Intestinal immune cell interactions

Jul. 30, 2019—Understanding the roles of various immune cells that reside in the gut lining could shed light on inflammatory bowel diseases.

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Madhur receives Presidential Early Career Award

Jul. 18, 2019—Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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Byndloss selected for NIH future research leaders conference

May. 16, 2019—Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, has been selected to participate in the Future Research Leaders Conference at the National Institutes of Health.

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Low oxygen and antibody responses

Apr. 25, 2019—Mark Boothby and colleagues are exploring the factors that contribute to antibody production and quality, which are key to our defense against pathogens and response to vaccines.

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VI4 symposium

Apr. 18, 2019—Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows recently presented their research at the annual symposium of the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4) in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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How bugs overcome host defenses

Apr. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers led by Eric Skaar are probing the mechanisms bacteria use when faced with nutrient starvation — a host defense strategy called “nutritional immunity.”

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Discovery points to new cancer immunotherapy option

Feb. 21, 2019—An international team involving Vanderbilt researchers has discovered that a new “checkpoint” protein on immune system cells is active in tumors, and that blocking it — in combination with other treatments — is a successful therapeutic approach in mouse models of cancer.

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MEGAMicrobe 2018

Nov. 1, 2018—Gennifer Goode, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Interdisciplinary Science and Research (ISR) Program, steadies a transparent “lightboard” while 10-year-old Malakai Zundel creates his version of a germ during the second annual MEGAMicrobe event hosted Oct. 27 by the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation.

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Nov. 2, 2017—More than 200 children attended last week's MEGAMicroge, which offered explorations into the world of microbes and immune defenses.

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Educational event set to zoom in on complex world of microbes

Oct. 12, 2017—Students, teachers and parents are invited to explore the world of microbes — microscopic bugs — during a free hands-on event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Martin Professional Development Center next to Nashville’s Eakin Elementary School at 2400 Fairfax Ave.

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New institute to focus on immune system

Jun. 29, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is launching a new institute to coordinate initiatives among the rapidly evolving disciplines of infection biology, immunology and inflammatory diseases.

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