Skip to main content

Author: Leigh MacMillan

Inhibiting obesity

Sep. 15, 2017—An enzyme in the gut – NAPE-PLD – is required for the action of signaling molecules that reduce food intake and weight gain.

Read more


Trio of Vanderbilt scientists set for Discovery Lecture

Sep. 14, 2017—Three Vanderbilt University scientists on the forefront of research in cellular dynamics and cancer treatment will discuss their cutting-edge investigations during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Read more


Restricting HIV-1 infection

Sep. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers are discovering ways that host proteins block HIV-1 infection, which could suggest new avenues for treatment.

Read more


Pancreatic cancer development

Aug. 31, 2017—Elevated levels of the factor G-CSF appear to promote the development of aggressive pancreatic cancer, suggesting a new therapeutic approach for this devastating disease.

Read more


Grants bolster research on rare neurological disorder AHC

Aug. 24, 2017—Kevin Ess, M.D., Ph.D., Gerald M. Fenichel Professor of Neurology, has received two grants from the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation (AHCF).

Read more


Fatty acids and adenoma risk

Aug. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have found that red blood cell membrane fatty acid content is associated with risk of having colorectal adenomas, with omega-6 fatty acids increasing and omega-3 fatty acids decreasing risk.

Read more


Discovery sheds light on protein key to nerve cells’ myelin sheath

Aug. 17, 2017—Genetic mutations in PMP22 (peripheral myelin protein 22) cause a variety of peripheral neuropathies, underscoring the importance of the protein to a healthy peripheral nervous system. But the precise function of PMP22, a major component of the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates peripheral nerve cell axons, has been unclear.

Read more


Block estrogen to treat lung disease

Aug. 17, 2017—Based on findings from Vanderbilt investigators and others, clinical trials of estrogen inhibition for pulmonary arterial hypertension have recently been approved and funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Read more


Early drivers of gastric cancer

Aug. 8, 2017—Using bioinformatics approaches, Vanderbilt investigators have identified gene expression networks that are deregulated in mouse and human stomach cancers.

Read more


HDAC3 role in B-cell development

Aug. 3, 2017—The histone deacetylase HDAC3 is required for the maturation of B cells, white blood cells that produce antibodies.

Read more


Probing the genetics of autoimmunity

Jul. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have found that non-coding regions of the genome appear to contribute to the risk of autoimmune diseases and may represent attractive therapeutic targets.

Read more


Drivers of breast cancer metastasis

Jul. 20, 2017—Signaling through a complex of proteins called mTORC2 plays a role in breast cancer migration, invasion and metastasis, Vanderbilt researchers reported.

Read more


Upcoming Events

MORE EVENTS »