Author: Leigh MacMillan
Apr. 20, 2012—Antioxidants may be a beneficial treatment for an inherited genetic disorder.
Apr. 17, 2012—Study suggests that the “kynurenine” biochemical pathway could be a target for reducing delirium and coma in critically ill patients.
Apr. 13, 2012—A new viral protein structure could jump-start vaccine development for two leading causes of lower respiratory disease in children and elderly adults.
Apr. 6, 2012—A new screening tool – using glowing fish embryos – could identify therapeutics for myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure.
Apr. 6, 2012—Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be an effective treatment for gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases.
Mar. 21, 2012—Studies offer new insights into how obesity impairs the function of HDL, the “good” cholesterol.
Mar. 19, 2012—A new tool will allow researchers to identify proteins involved in DNA replication and damage repair, processes that go awry in cancer.
Mar. 16, 2012—Disruptions in immune system regulation may play a role in a deadly complication in premature infants.
Mar. 3, 2012—Abnormal levels of fatty acids in the blood and tissues of patients with cystic fibrosis may be reversed by supplementation with the fatty acids DHA and EPA.
Mar. 2, 2012—New details on the DNA-cutting activity of topoisomerase II, a target of anti-cancer drugs, could lead to better chemotherapeutic agents.
Feb. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a new molecular participant in the Wnt signaling pathway, which plays important roles in cell growth, development and cancer.
Feb. 20, 2012—Signaling pathway discoveries suggest ways to induce stem cells to become cardiac muscle cells, which could be useful for regenerating damaged heart muscle.