Department of Biochemistry
Jul. 20, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have discovered a protein that may lead to a new way to prevent resistance and improve outcomes for patients whose cancers have mutations in the tumor suppressor gene BRCA2.
Jun. 28, 2017—University of Chicago professor Chuan He will discuss “RNA Methylation in Gene Expression Regulation” from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 in Light Hall, Room 2014, to kick off the Frontiers in Biochemistry seminar series for 2017-18. Talks in the series take place at noon on select Fridays during the school year, with prestigious speakers invited from around the United States.
Apr. 27, 2017—A new protein structure may guide the development of Alzheimer's therapeutics.
Feb. 23, 2017—DNA replication is an extraordinarily complex multi-step process that makes copies of the body’s genetic blueprint. It is necessary for growth and essential to life. Now researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Vanderbilt University have found evidence that one of those steps may involve the telephone-like transmission of electrical signals regulated by a chemical “switch.”
Jan. 19, 2017—More than a decade after the anti-inflammatory drugs Vioxx and Bextra were pulled from the market because of a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke in some patients, COX-2 inhibitors may be on the verge of a comeback, this time as anti-cancer agents.
Nov. 17, 2016—Kamakoti “Kami” Bhat, a fifth-year graduate student in the lab of David Cortez, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry in the School of Medicine, has achieved a “first” for Vanderbilt University.