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Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology Archives

Poster session Friday will feature work on next-gen vaccines

Aug. 6, 2018—The computer-aided design and engineering of antibodies and vaccine candidates that can neutralize viral scourges like influenza and Ebola will be the topic of an Aug. 17 poster session presented by the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology and the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center.

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New view of the heartbeat

Apr. 6, 2018—Structural views of the proteins that regulate the heartbeat may help improve existing treatments for cardiac arrhythmias.

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Noted neuroscientist Gouaux set for Discovery Lecture

Feb. 15, 2018—Eric Gouaux, PhD, whose work has helped reveal the molecular mechanisms by which nerve cells communicate, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture Thursday, Feb. 22.

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DNA damage repair: molecular insights

Dec. 5, 2017—Structural details about a protein involved in the repair of damaged DNA provide insight into xeroderma pigmentosum disorders, which are characterized by increased risk for skin cancer.

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Repriming replication roadblocks

Jun. 12, 2017—New findings shed light on how enzymes that replicate DNA skip over mutations that might cause cancer and restart DNA synthesis further away.

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A new mode of DNA repair

Apr. 14, 2017—Structural details of a protein that removes DNA lesions shed light on fundamental mechanisms of DNA repair.

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Symposium on Modeling Immunity set for April 27

Apr. 5, 2017—The Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology and the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center invite you to attend the 2017 Symposium on Modeling Immunity April 27. The event will focus on modeling and designing antibodies.

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Symposium on modeling immunity set for April 27

Mar. 30, 2017—The 2017 Vanderbilt Symposium on Modeling Immunity will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in room 1220 MRB III.

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Team identifies ‘switch’ involved in DNA replication  

Feb. 23, 2017—DNA replication is an extraordinarily complex multi-step process that makes copies of the body’s genetic blueprint. It is necessary for growth and essential to life. Now researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Vanderbilt University have found evidence that one of those steps may involve the telephone-like transmission of electrical signals regulated by a chemical “switch.”

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Transcription factor evolution

Aug. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a novel model of evolution for factors that control gene expression.

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How strep grabs on to platelets

Apr. 20, 2016—New structural details of the binding of the bacterium Streptococcus sanguinis to platelets may offer new therapeutics for life-threatening cardiovascular infections.

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Dynamics of a drug resistance transporter

Feb. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators are exploring the shape changes in a multidrug transporter to understand the mechanisms of antibacterial resistance.

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