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Probing the genetics of autoimmunity

Jul. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have found that non-coding regions of the genome appear to contribute to the risk of autoimmune diseases and may represent attractive therapeutic targets.

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A molecular clue to longevity

Mar. 31, 2017—In budding yeast, accumulation of a certain type of RNA in the nucleus increased life span, offering a new clue to longevity.

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Possible overeating antidote

Aug. 1, 2016—The 2C-subtype of the serotonin receptor (5HT2C), which binds the neurotransmitter serotonin, plays an important role in regulating food intake and metabolism.

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Study explores less invasive way to monitor colorectal cancer

Feb. 18, 2016—Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have published research regarding an important feature of colorectal cancer (CRC) that could eventually lead to the development of non-invasive means of monitoring cancer progression. After lung cancer, CRC is the second-most lethal cancer in the United States.

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RNA defects in multiple sclerosis

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that profound defects exist in the integrity of structural RNA molecules in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.

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Micelle “packets” deliver cancer drugs

Apr. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers designed micelle “packets” to selectively deliver anti-cancer drugs to breast cancer cells.

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$5.2M NIH grant bolsters colorectal cancer research

Aug. 15, 2013—Robert Coffey Jr., M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University, has received a five-year, $5.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of extracellular RNA (ex-RNA) in colorectal cancer.

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Yale’s Steitz set to deliver Vanderbilt Prize Lecture May 2

Apr. 25, 2013—Joan Steitz, Ph.D., recipient of the 2012 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Lecture on Thursday, May 2.

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Nobel laureate sheds light on RNA research

Nov. 29, 2012—There’s been an explosion in the world of RNA — the nucleic acid “copy” of DNA, Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., told the crowd gathered for his Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Rochester’s Maquat set for Flexner Discovery Lecture

Nov. 29, 2012—Lynne Maquat, Ph.D., the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of Rochester, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Fluorine aids gene silencing

Feb. 15, 2011—Modifying a form of RNAs may improve their efficacy for research and medical uses.

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