Burroughs Wellcome Fund

  • Vanderbilt University

    Medical Center limited submission opportunity: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

    Vanderbilt may nominate five candidates for the 2014 Career Awards for Medical Scientists, which supports physician-scientists bridging advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Grants are $700,000 for a five-year period. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented or translational research. Read More

    Jul 24, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Universitywide limited submission opportunity: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

    Vanderbilt may nominate two candidates for the 2014 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease. A third nominee from Vanderbilt working in pathogenic helminths, mycology or reproductive science also will be allowed to apply. This five-year $500,000 award is an opportunity for assistant professor-level investigators to utilize… Read More

    Jul 24, 2013

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    ‘Snooze button’ on biological clocks improves cell adaptability

    (iStock) The circadian clocks that control and influence dozens of basic biological processes have an unexpected “snooze button” that helps cells adapt to changes in their environment. A study by Vanderbilt University researchers published online Feb. 17 by the journal Nature provides compelling new evidence that at least some species… Read More

    Feb 17, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Zinc: a new antibiotic target?

    It may be possible to fight hospital-acquired pathogens like Acinetobacter baumannii by targeting the bacterium’s need for the nutrient metal zinc. Read More

    Jan 17, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    On the tail of RSV infection mechanism

    New details about the life cycle of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could aid the development of therapies to combat this leading cause of serious illness in infants and the elderly. Read More

    Feb 15, 2012