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Regulating anxiety in the brain

Apr. 28, 2017—Two brain signaling pathways have overlapping functions in regulating anxiety, suggesting that therapeutics aimed at one or the other will impact both.

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Protein structure may aid in treating Alzheimer’s disease

Apr. 27, 2017—A new protein structure may guide the development of Alzheimer's therapeutics.

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New type of trial shows promise for several cancers

Aug. 20, 2015—Anti-cancer drugs are typically tested on one type of cancer at a time. But an international consortium of cancer investigators, including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) researchers, simultaneously tested an existing therapy in patients with several different forms of cancer that all exhibit the same tumor gene mutation.

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Significant progress toward creating “benchtop human” reported

Mar. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt physicist John Wikswo reported significant progress toward creating “homo minutus” – a human-on-a-chip that can be used to test drugs and toxins – on Mar. 26 at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Phoenix.

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