Skip to main content

Department of Veterans Affairs Archives

New direction for treating lung cancer

Feb. 7, 2014—Targeting the production of molecules that promote tumor blood vessel development offers a new path for treating lung cancer.

Read more


Is healthy obesity possible?

Jan. 29, 2014—It might be possible to generate a “metabolically healthy” state of obesity by targeting signaling pathways that improve insulin sensitivity.

Read more


Searching for beta cell stimulators

Jan. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers describe a new technique for identifying factors that stimulate the proliferation of pancreatic beta cells – factors that might offer therapeutic options for diabetes.

Read more


Therapeutic target for gastric cancer

Dec. 12, 2013—A protein kinase linked to inflammation and tumor development may be a good target for gastric cancer therapies.

Read more


Therapeutic target for synovial sarcoma

Nov. 21, 2013—Inhibitors of a signaling pathway that is critical to synovial sarcoma tumorigenesis may be useful treatments for this aggressive cancer.

Read more


VUCast: Startling brain-related study on critically ill patients

Oct. 16, 2013—In the latest VUCast: ICU patients are leaving hospitals with a dementia-like disease; What’s the fate of the Republican Party?; Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham; and It's time to celebrate -- the Rate My Professor 2013 rankings are in. All this and more in Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

Read more


Cell changes en route to stomach cancer

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.

Read more


Factor’s yin-yang tumor effects

Jun. 10, 2013—A factor produced by most malignant cells can both promote and inhibit tumor growth – an insight that is critical to using cancer drugs developed to block this factor.

Read more


Salt revs stomach bug’s cancer impact

May. 13, 2013—A high-salt diet worsens the carcinogenic effects of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that colonizes the stomachs of half of the world’s population.

Read more


Dual-action enzyme protects esophagus

May. 9, 2013—An antioxidant enzyme also functions as a tumor suppressor to limit cancer development in the esophagus.

Read more


Factor reduces virus-related asthma attacks

Apr. 26, 2013—An immune system factor associated with severe asthma may actually reduce asthma attacks induced by viral infections.

Read more


Lung damage protector

Apr. 12, 2013—Targeting repair pathways in the lung’s air sacs may be a valuable therapeutic direction for pulmonary fibrosis – the scarring of lung tissue.

Read more


Page 6 of 71234567