Jul. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a new algorithm to understand the networks of signaling molecules that control drug action.
Jul. 13, 2015—A new mouse model demonstrates that the Hhex gene – which is linked to blood cancers – is critical for normal blood cell production.
Jun. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators report the first use of a specialized type of MRI to study the hippocampus in patients with schizophrenia.
May. 15, 2015—A metabolic change in adult stem cells makes them less “fit” for regenerative heart therapies, suggesting that strategies to prevent this response may boost the therapeutic usefulness of the cells.
May. 6, 2015—The protein neurofibromin acts as a brake in a signaling pathway that is important in bone development, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
May. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a novel mechanism for the development of dendritic spines – sites of nerve cell communication.
Apr. 30, 2015—Changes in the kidney can limit the blood pressure-lowering effects of thiazide diuretics, a new study reports.
Apr. 2, 2015—The proteins that control entry and exit from the cell nucleus influence aging, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Feb. 25, 2015—A series of experimental antibiotics may be a good starting point for developing new anticancer drugs.
Feb. 19, 2015—Mechanical stress appears to be a critical factor in activating normal tissue-associated fibroblasts to generate cancer-associated fibroblasts.
Feb. 9, 2015—A specific gene expression profile represents a novel, biologically relevant “signature” for identifying colon cancers with high risk of metastatic recurrence, Vanderbilt researchers have found.
Feb. 5, 2015—A genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s disease makes neurons more vulnerable to the toxicity of heavy metals such as copper.