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Research Snapshot: Discovery points to ketamine’s long-term antidepressant effects

THE IDEA Building on recent research confirming how ketamine induces rapid antidepressant action, Professor of Pharmacology Lisa...


Nature’s “recycler” could reduce heart disease risk: study

From left, MacRae Linton, MD, Huan Tao, MD, PhD, Jonathan Brown, MD, and colleagues have discovered a potential new target for p...


Personalized Structural Biology aids cancer treatment decisions

by Bill Snyder Cancer specialists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in partnership with biochemists and structural bio...


New faculty Rick Sando: A better understanding of brain circuitry

MyVU is spotlighting a select group of new faculty for 2020-21. Read more profiles in the series. By Lorena Infante Lara Our bra...


Cohen Fund bolsters Siciliano’s memory research

  by Bill Snyder Cody Siciliano, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology in the Vanderbilt University School of Medi...


New clue to Alzheimer’s disease

by Bill Snyder Reduced expression of Dlgap2, a gene important in signaling across the synapse between nerve cells, is associa...


Assembling cell power plant machinery

by Leigh MacMillan Mitochondrial complex II is a four-subunit protein machine located in the mitochondrial membrane that link...


‘Scavenger’ molecule may point to new atherosclerosis treatment

From left, Huan Tao, MD, PhD, Sean Davies, PhD, Jiansheng Huang, PhD, and MacRae Linton, MD, led the study that identified a pot...


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A potential new targeted therapy for metastatic melanoma

By Wendy Bindeman Melanoma is the most common of all cancers. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 100,000 new melan...


Siciliano wins Fay/Frank Seed Grant and Alkermes Pathways Research Award

By Jenna Somers Cody Siciliano (Vanderbilt University) Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Cody Siciliano has been awarded the F...


New tools to study bioactive lipids

by Leigh MacMillan NAEs are bioactive lipid molecules that appear to play roles in energy balance, inflammation, stress respo...


Single mutation causes seizure disorder

by Leigh MacMillan Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a severe early-onset seizure disorder that includes cognitive and behavioral ab...