Skip to main content

Department of Pharmacology Archives

Channel drug restores glucose balance

Apr. 16, 2014—A new compound that activates potassium channels could be used to treat disorders of glucose homeostasis.

Read more


E-records shed light on drug response

Mar. 31, 2014—Electronic medical records linked to DNA biobanks are a valid resource for defining and understanding the genetic factors that contribute to drug response.

Read more


Cell signaling expert Clapham set for next Discovery Lecture

Mar. 27, 2014—Neuroscientist and biophysicist David Clapham, M.D., Ph.D., known for his studies of ion channels and cell signaling, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 3, in 208 Light Hall.

Read more


Small molecule protects kidney filter

Mar. 19, 2014—A compound identified at Vanderbilt has therapeutic potential in protecting the kidney filter barrier.

Read more


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.

Read more


Keeping the beat after heart surgery

Feb. 10, 2014—Variation in the gene for the beta-1 adrenergic receptor increases the risk that a patient will have an abnormal heart rhythm after cardiac surgery.

Read more


Brain-gut connection in autism

Jan. 9, 2014—An association between rigid-compulsive behaviors and gastrointestinal symptoms in autism spectrum disorder may point to a common biological pathway that impacts both the brain and the gut.

Read more


Shining a light on night blindness

Oct. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers are studying how mutations in the receptor for light, rhodopsin, cause light blindness.

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more


Oxidative stress in autism

Aug. 14, 2013—A biomarker for oxidative stress is elevated in patients with both autism spectrum disorder and gastrointestinal dysfunction, suggesting opportunities for individualized approaches to clinical care.

Read more


Rhythm response tied to gene variant

Jun. 21, 2013—A genetic variant that increases risk for atrial fibrillation also impacts the response to a common therapy for the heart rhythm disorder.

Read more


Upcoming Events

22 November
10:00 AM

29 November
10:00 AM

06 December
10:00 AM

13 December
10:00 AM

MORE EVENTS »