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    Deciphering potent DNA toxin’s secrets

    Vanderbilt researchers uncover the secret of the remarkable potency of the DNA toxin yatakemycin, which could someday be harnessed to fight cancer. Read More

    Aug 1, 2017

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    Preventing early pregnancy complications

    The enzyme alkaline phosphatase may provide a new therapeutic option for women at high risk of pregnancy complications due to bacterial toxin exposure. Read More

    May 20, 2015

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    Defusing ‘C. diff’ infection

    Clostridium difficile on the intestinal lining. (Wellcome Images) Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) infection is a leading cause of hospital-associated diarrhea, and the frequency and severity of infections are on the rise. D. Borden Lacy, Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and colleagues recently demonstrated that the C. Read More

    Nov 8, 2013

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    Toxin provides endometriosis clues

    Environmental toxins may contribute to endometriosis-related infertility by disrupting endometrial response to progesterone. Read More

    Nov 2, 2012