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Balancing act in the gut

Nov. 11, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers have identified an antigen important to balancing the immune response to bacteria in the gut.

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Let there be light and melatonin

Nov. 4, 2011—Light and the hormone melatonin may play important roles in the developing brain.

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Stopping colitis, STAT

Oct. 27, 2011—Study suggests a new therapeutic target in ulcerative colitis.

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Growth factor boosts beta cells

Oct. 21, 2011—A growth factor may help grow transplantation-quality pancreas cells for treating diabetes.

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Information flow reduced in psychosis

Oct. 21, 2011—Bipolar depression and schizophrenia share patterns of changes in neurons that regulate information flow, new research shows.

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Diversity key in antibody repertoire

Oct. 7, 2011—Antibodies to the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain reveal new insights into how antibody diversity forms and functions, with possible implications for designing flu vaccines.

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Fungus toxin gets in the way in DNA

Oct. 7, 2011—Structural studies are providing insight to how aflatoxin – a toxin produced by fungi – contributes to cancer development.

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Parkinson’s deep brain target fired up

Oct. 5, 2011—Neuronal activity in a deep brain region increases as Parkinson’s disease advances, a new study suggests.

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Host countermeasure hinders HIV

Sep. 8, 2011—New details about a host mechanism that fights off HIV may reveal strategies for therapies to treat or prevent HIV infection.

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Starvation diet kills staph bacteria

Aug. 26, 2011—The antibiotics of the future could take a page from the immune system’s playbook – and “starve” bacteria of the nutrients they need.

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Keep left, protein says

Aug. 26, 2011—A regulatory loop in zebrafish may explain how the right and left sides of our brains take on different functions.

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Heart attack repair kit

Aug. 16, 2011—A certain signaling pathway could be key to improving cardiac repair after a heart attack.

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