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Gene network for leukemia factor

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Transcription factors — proteins that regulate gene expression — play critical roles in cell fate decisions and are frequent targets of mutation in a variety of human cancers.

A protein that can melt tumors discovered at Vanderbilt

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

For the second time, cancer researchers at Vanderbilt have discovered a protein that—when genetically manipulated to impede it from interacting with a gene responsible for cancer genesis—effectively melts tumors in days.

Cortez named interim chair of the Department of Biochemistry; York named Impossible Foods chief science officer

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

David Cortez, PhD, Richard N. Armstrong Professor of Innovation in Biochemistry and professor of biochemistry, has been named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Understanding cell division

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Vanderbilt researchers have uncovered another piece in the puzzle of how cells divide — a process that goes awry in cancer cells.

Rathmell receives 2019 Eugene P. Schonfeld Award

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

The Kidney Cancer Association is recognizing the research accomplishments and leadership achievements of W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, with its top honor, the Eugene P. Schonfeld Award.

Completing DNA synthesis

Monday, October 21st, 2019

James Dewar and colleagues have identified a role for the enzyme topoisomerase II in reducing replication errors during the final stage of DNA synthesis.

VICC’s Rathmell honored with Louisa Nelson Award

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, received an award that honors women who embody the achievement, vision and inspiration of the founder of a local distillery.

Team’s study reveals details of new DNA repair pathway

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Investigators have discovered how a DNA repair pathway protein shields sites of damage to avoid mutations and maintain genome integrity.

International Association of Medical Science Educators honors Osheroff

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Neil Osheroff, PhD, received the Distinguished Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Scholarship from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE).

Potential probe for early ovarian cancer

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Larry Marnett and colleagues have developed what may become the first agent for targeted PET imaging of cancer tissues, such as ovarian cancer, that express high levels of the COX-1 enzyme.

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