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Department of Biochemistry Archives

Grant bolsters pancreatic cancer drug discovery efforts

Jan. 29, 2015—The Lustgarten Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million Research Investigator Grant to Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Chemistry, for research designed to discover new drugs for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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Genome-editing pioneer next up in Discovery Lecture series

Jan. 2, 2015—Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., recipient of a 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 8.

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VU study creates new road map for cellular activity

Sep. 4, 2014—Human cells are constructed in large part from proteins whose activity can be altered by the incorporation of oxygen in what are known as redox modifications.

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Ascano seeks to shed light on cellular stress response

Aug. 28, 2014—Ebola. Chikungunya. Influenza. What’s to be done about these headline-grabbing, debilitating, often lethal viruses?

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Repair protein’s DNA recognition motif

May. 23, 2014—Insights into the workings of DNA damage response proteins such as SMARCAL1 could suggest new ways to improve genome integrity and prevent cancer.

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Bypassing DNA damage

May. 9, 2014—Studies of a human polymerase that replicates DNA have provided a complete kinetic and structural framework for understanding how the enzyme accurately bypasses DNA damage.

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A new way to target cancer-driver Ras

Mar. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered small molecules that turn off cancerous Ras signals in a new way.

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Dismantling staph’s drug resistance

Mar. 3, 2014—Targeting the enzyme FosB could make antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria sensitive to the antibiotic fosfomycin.

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Limited submission opportunity: The 2014 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards program: The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Dec. 6, 2013—Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Awards Program

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VU study sheds new light on DNA replication

Nov. 7, 2013—David Cortez, Ph.D., and his Vanderbilt colleagues report new findings that shed light on fundamental processes involved in DNA replication and have implications for cancer therapies that target these processes.

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Mapping brain membrane proteins

Sep. 16, 2013—New mass spectrometry imaging methods will enable studies of the distribution and identification of membrane proteins directly within tissues.

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Vanderbilt mourns ‘consummate scientist’ Cunningham

Jun. 11, 2013—A memorial service for Leon W. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Calvary United Methodist Church at 3701 Hillsboro Road in Nashville.

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