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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...


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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...


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Single mutation causes seizure disorder

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


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Robotic technology speeds arrhythmia gene classification

  by Leigh MacMillan Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have used high-throughput robotic technology ...


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Blocking stress-induced relapse

by Bill Snyder Stress is a precipitating factor for craving and relapse in cocaine use disorder. A part of the brain known as...


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A new contributor to atherosclerosis

by Leigh MacMillan Free radicals produced during oxidative stress react with membrane fatty acids to yield highly reactive li...


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Kavalali receives Humboldt Research Award

Ege T. Kavalali, PhD, professor and acting chair of the Department of Pharmacology in the Vanderbilt University School of Medici...


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Cell fate signaling

by Leigh MacMillan The protein kinase MELK is thought to affect cell cycle regulation, proliferation and mitosis. Overexpress...


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Study explores potential new class of antidepressants

Max Joffe, PhD, left, P. Jeffrey Conn, PhD, and colleagues are studying a new class of antidepressants that may relieve symptoms...


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Team discovers one more piece to the autism puzzle

by Bill Snyder Mutations in a subunit of a receptor that binds the major inhibitory neurotransmitter GABAA in the brain have ...


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Guengerich, Sanders-Bush named ASPET fellows

  by Bill Snyder Vanderbilt University’s F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, PhD, and Elaine Sanders-Bush, PhD, are among 22 ...


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A probiotic treatment for obesity?

by Leigh MacMillan Alterations in the gut microbiota — the microorganisms residing in the gastrointestinal tract — have been ...