cell and developmental biology
Dec. 18, 2013—A metabolic enzyme plays a crucial role in vascular development and may be a good target for cancer therapies.
Dec. 13, 2013—The protein CK1 delays cell division to avoid the generation of defects that drive tumorigenesis.
Dec. 12, 2013—Developmental biologist Chin Chiang, Ph.D., and his colleagues have discovered that Purkinje neurons in the cerebellum act as central regulators of neuronal development.
Dec. 5, 2013—Jason MacGurn, Ph.D., a new assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt, is studying how cells make decisions about the protein composition of the cell surface.
Nov. 21, 2013—Inhibitors of a signaling pathway that is critical to synovial sarcoma tumorigenesis may be useful treatments for this aggressive cancer.
Nov. 8, 2013—Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) infection is a leading cause of hospital-associated diarrhea, and the frequency and severity of infections are on the rise. D. Borden Lacy, Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and colleagues recently demonstrated that the C. difficile toxin, TcdB, induces rapid cell death of human colon cell lines and pig colonic...
Oct. 31, 2013—Ken Lau, Ph.D., a new assistant professor in Cell and Developmental Biology, is out to determine the rules that lead to cells converting from one type to another, for example, when a healthy cell becomes a cancer cell.
Oct. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a key regulator of cell division.
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.
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.
Sep. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators used an in vivo screen in zebrafish to identify a potential new anti-cancer drug.
Aug. 30, 2013—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were lauded for their extraordinary academic achievements during an Aug. 28 celebration.