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Department of Pharmacology Archives

Graduate student’s research lauded by P.E.O. Sisterhood

Apr. 20, 2017—Nicole Perry, a graduate student in Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award this year from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization based in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Emerging Scholar

Mar. 23, 2017—Rene Raphemot, Ph.D., a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Duke University, delivered the inaugural Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine last week.

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Melanoma study finds new way to enhance targeted therapies

Mar. 9, 2017—With the help of a drug formerly used to treat HIV/AIDS, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found a way to make melanoma cells more vulnerable to targeted anti-cancer therapy.

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Lindsley’s drug discovery efforts land ASPET Award

Jan. 12, 2017—Craig Lindsley, Ph.D., a leader of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s groundbreaking drug discovery program, is the 2017 recipient of the Pharmacia-ASPET Award in Experimental Therapeutics from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

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Research that ruled in 2016: Readers’ favorite stories

Dec. 16, 2016—Artificial kidneys, gay-straight alliances and junkyard batteries captured readers' attention in 2016.

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Investigators explore new way to control mosquitoes

Dec. 1, 2016—In a new study, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Ohio State entomologist Peter Piermarini, Ph.D., and colleagues report an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.

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Reducing antidepressants’ side effects

Nov. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how antidepressant medicines that block serotonin uptake can increase bleeding risk.

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Brown named interim director of Institute of Chemical Biology

Nov. 3, 2016—H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., the Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been named interim director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB).

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Study finds natural compound extends lifespan of worms

Oct. 20, 2016—A compound found in buckwheat seeds extends the lifespan of worms, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered.

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Study suggests new way to treat rare autism disorder

Aug. 25, 2016—A protein that plays a powerful role in learning and memory may be a key to improving treatment of a rare autism spectrum disorder called Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS), a new study suggests.

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Transcription factor evolution

Aug. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a novel model of evolution for factors that control gene expression.

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Possible overeating antidote

Aug. 1, 2016—The 2C-subtype of the serotonin receptor (5HT2C), which binds the neurotransmitter serotonin, plays an important role in regulating food intake and metabolism.

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