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cell and developmental biology Archives

Grad students help achieve key discovery

Oct. 24, 2013—A multidisciplinary study conducted by the combined efforts of Vanderbilt University graduate students has led to the first evidence that abnormal messenger RNA export from the nucleus to the cytoplasm can cause human disease.

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Cell changes en route to stomach cancer

Sep. 26, 2013—Molecular characterization of pre-cancerous changes in cells lining the stomach could point to lesions with a greater risk of progression to cancer.

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Fishing for new anti-cancer drugs

Sep. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators used an in vivo screen in zebrafish to identify a potential new anti-cancer drug.

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Event celebrates 12 Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2013—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were lauded for their extraordinary academic achievements during an Aug. 28 celebration.

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Tumor factor spurs blood vessel growth

Aug. 26, 2013—A newly identified factor regulates blood vessel growth in colorectal tumors and could be a promising target for cancer therapies.

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Researchers track neuron branching’s genetic control switch

Aug. 15, 2013—In an effort to understand how neurons develop different “architectures,” Vanderbilt developmental biologists have discovered a genetic switch that controls one type of neuron branching in the nematode worm.

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Motor protein revs up cell division

Jul. 29, 2013—A motor protein that helps drive cell division may be a promising new target for cancer therapeutics.

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Vanderbilt planning for the future

Jul. 5, 2013—An executive committee has been named and will meet regularly this summer to develop a framework of ideas to guide a university-wide academic strategic planning process that will set the course for Vanderbilt’s future.

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Disease linked to cell traffic jams

Jun. 20, 2013—Diseases associated with mutations and changes in expression of the protein caveolin may result from faulty trafficking of the protein to the cell surface.

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Antacids: risky for premature babies

Jun. 12, 2013—Antacids that block a certain enzyme pose a risk for a common cardiac problem in premature infants.

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Profiling heart cells

May. 10, 2013—A “profile” of the genes and regulatory networks that govern early heart valve development lay the groundwork for generating valves from a patient’s own cells.

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Fingers and toes: joint forming factor

Apr. 1, 2013—The gene Has2 participates in signaling that is important in developing fingers and toes, and may have relevance for cancer development.

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