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$8.1 million grant funds new center to research highly aggressive form of lung cancer

Jun. 8, 2018—A five-year National Cancer Institute grant will fund an interdisciplinary research center for the study of small cell lung cancer, a highly aggressive, incurable form of the disease.

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Vanderbilt earns top rankings, including a No. 1, for successful minority recruitment in master’s and Ph.D. programs

Dec. 12, 2016—"Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" has ranked Vanderbilt University No. 1 in the country for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans in the biological and biomedical sciences.

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Kudos: Read about faculty awards and achievements

Oct. 26, 2016—Read about the latest faculty awards and achievements.

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Jackson named 2016 Pew biomedical scholar

Jun. 10, 2016—The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry Lauren Parker Jackson as a member of its 2016 class of Pew biomedical scholars.

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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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New class of DNA repair enzyme discovered

Oct. 29, 2015—A new class of DNA repair enzyme has been discovered which demonstrates that a much broader range of damage can be removed from the double helix in ways that biologists did not think were possible.

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How the cell makes morphine

Aug. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how mammals, including humans, produce the painkiller morphine.

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Sanders named interim editor of prominent journal

Aug. 6, 2015—Pioneering Vanderbilt University structural biologist Charles Sanders, Ph.D., has been named interim editor of Biochemistry, an eminent journal for publishing research articles about the molecular structure, mechanisms and interactions of important biological molecules.

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Biochemistry professor Richard Armstrong remembered

Jun. 22, 2015—Richard N. Armstrong, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, prominent biochemist, journal editor and mentor, died on June 18 after a brief illness. He was 66.

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Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Oscar Touster, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, emeritus, dies

Mar. 16, 2015—Oscar Touster, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, emeritus, and the first chair of the Department of Molecular Biology in Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science and Graduate School, has died. He was 93.

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Antibiotics with anticancer potential

Feb. 25, 2015—A series of experimental antibiotics may be a good starting point for developing new anticancer drugs.

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