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Flip side of gut protection

Jun. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators report that dysregulation of certain immune cells in the intestines may lead to inflammation and disease.

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Aronoff elected to microbiology academy

Apr. 27, 2017—Infectious diseases specialist David Aronoff, M.D., recently became one of 73 new fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society of Microbiology.

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Pathologist Rauch relishes opportunities to help

Apr. 13, 2017—Pathologist Carol Rauch, M.D., Ph.D., likes being prepared.

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Discussing retroviruses

Mar. 16, 2017—The Rockefeller University’s Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D., center, here with Vanderbilt’s Samuel Santoro, Ph.D., left, and Christopher Aiken, Ph.D., discussed his research on retroviruses at his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture, which was sponsored by the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.

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Clinical investigation society lauds impact of Crowe’s research

Mar. 2, 2017—James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is the 2017 recipient of the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award given by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the nation’s oldest and most respected honor societies for physician-scientists.

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Retroviruses expert Bieniasz set for next Discovery Lecture

Mar. 2, 2017—Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of retroviruses, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 9.

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Crowe’s pediatric immune response research lauded

Feb. 23, 2017—James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Samuel Rosenthal Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics.

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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

Feb. 22, 2017—Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, develop heart drugs.

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Pathology of septic shock

Feb. 8, 2017—The signaling molecule IL-15 promotes septic shock, a life-threatening condition involving organ injury caused by infection.

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Flu vaccine response in older adults

Jan. 25, 2017—High dose flu vaccine boosts the immune response in older adults by increasing activation of certain immune cells.

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Improving vaccine formulations

Jan. 20, 2017—The compound MPLA is an attractive vaccine component, designed to elicit a robust immune response.

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Metastatic pancreatic cancer ‘reprograms’ for malignancy

Jan. 19, 2017—Metastatic pancreatic cancer — cancer that has spread from the pancreas to other tissues and is responsible for most patient deaths — changes its metabolism and is “reprogrammed” for optimal malignancy, according to new findings reported Jan. 16 in Nature Genetics.

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