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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...


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Cohen Fund bolsters Siciliano’s memory research

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


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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...


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Assembling cell power plant machinery

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


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‘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...


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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...