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cell and developmental biology Archives

Striking view

Oct. 27, 2016—Dylan Burnette, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, won 12th Place in Nikon’s Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition for a colorful image of a dividing cancer cell.

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Single-cell study of tumor samples

Oct. 26, 2016—A new method for analyzing cells in fixed biopsy tissues from patients by guide personalized treatment strategies for cancer.

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Nikon Center of Excellence for live-cell imaging makes debut

Oct. 13, 2016—Officials of Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Nikon Instruments Inc. last week celebrated the opening of the Vanderbilt Nikon Center of Excellence, which features state-of-the-art microscopy for live-cell imaging.

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Basic science, extraordinary impact

Oct. 6, 2016—The discoveries that can change the course of human health forever often begin in the tiniest places: in molecules and cells, at the most fundamental intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. Understanding how these cellular and molecular processes work is the focus of basic biomedical research at Vanderbilt.

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Motoring to the tips of the brush border

Oct. 6, 2016—New findings implicate a motor protein in the assembly of the brush border in the intestines and kidneys – a specialized surface that is critical for healthy organ function.

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Going after the ‘heart attack gremlin’

Sep. 8, 2016—A protein called Gremlin 2 controls the extent of inflammation after heart attack and may be a good therapeutic target.

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Breast cancer: finding the smoking gun

Jul. 20, 2016—A new method developed at Vanderbilt may help “inventory” all tumor-promoting genes.

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It takes two to tango: beta cell development

Jun. 23, 2016—Defining the genes required for the function of insulin-producing beta cells is crucial for ongoing efforts to develop a cell-based therapy for diabetes.

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‘Young Scientist’ showcases high schoolers’ research at Vanderbilt

Jun. 2, 2016—High school students performing advanced research at Vanderbilt have the opportunity to share their findings with the scientific community through a journal of their own.

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An Argonaute’s voyage to cancer

Apr. 28, 2016—A genetic mutation that promotes cancer development blocks the normal sorting of a protein called “Argonaute 2.”

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Zanic’s research recognized with 2016 Searle Scholarship

Apr. 28, 2016—An expert in the dynamic behavior of the microtubule cytoskeleton at Vanderbilt University is among 15 scientists in the chemical and biological sciences nationwide who have been named 2016 Searle Scholars.

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Nobel laureate Betzig set for Discovery Lecture

Apr. 21, 2016—Eric Betzig, Ph.D., who shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on April 28.

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