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Cancer’s SOS

Apr. 4, 2019—Stephen Fesik and colleagues have uncovered more details about how a crucial component of RAS proteins, which trigger about a third of all tumors, work. This finding will help advance the discovery of new cancer therapies.

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Cancer prevention drug also disables H. pylori bacterium

Mar. 28, 2019—A medicine currently being tested as a chemoprevention agent for multiple types of cancer has more than one trick in its bag when it comes to preventing stomach cancer, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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VUMC and TGen receive $6.1 million in grants to study deadly lung disease

Mar. 28, 2019—VUMC has received significant grants to study pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and irreversible disease characterized by shortness of breath and a dry cough.

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Unraveling endocytosis

Mar. 28, 2019—Jason McGurn and colleagues have uncovered new insights into the complex and highly coordinated endocytic trafficking mechanism, which is an essential part of many cellular processes including sodium resorption by the kidney and regulation of blood plasma sodium levels.

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Treatment resistance of mental disorders studied

Mar. 28, 2019—A $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will fund Vanderbilt research on treatment resistance in patients with major depressive disorder and schizophrenia.

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Perivascular spaces linked to worse cognition

Mar. 21, 2019—Commonly thought to be harmless, enlargement of fluid-filled in the brain have been linked to cognitive problems in older adults.

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Town hall scheduled on future of university’s academic capital projects

Mar. 19, 2019—A March 28 town hall with several university leaders will focus on two studies for capital improvements: one for facility needs in the science and engineering disciplines, and the other to revitalize the A&S historic core buildings.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Jessica Burris and Pedro Teixeira

Mar. 15, 2019—VUSM Student Lecturers on Friday, March 22, 2019

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Exploring the brain’s white matter

Mar. 14, 2019—Though neurological activity is generally associated with the brain's gray matter, Muwei Li and colleagues have now measured it in white matter as well.

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Correctly copying DNA

Mar. 14, 2019—New research into the enzyme topoisomerase II sheds light on how it helps DNA replicate properly.

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New way to stimulate learning?

Mar. 14, 2019—Stimulating the vagus nerve triggers certain epigenetic changes involving learning and memory.

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Vanderbilt’s nursing school shines in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt continues to earn high marks in the "U.S. News & World Report" best graduate schools rankings.

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