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Gore, King elected to 2019 IAMBE Class of Fellows

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

John Gore, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), and Michael King, PhD, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, were recently elected to the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) 2019 Class of Fellows in recognition of their contributions in the field of medical and biological engineering.

Byndloss selected for NIH future research leaders conference

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected to participate in the Future Research Leaders Conference at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The dynamic basement

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

A recent study presents a new way to analyze the repair of basement membranes, important structural and functional components of tissues that are subject to environmental damage.

Receptor’s role in stopping H. pylori

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

A recent study demonstrates that loss of the receptor NOD1 augments inflammatory and injury responses to H. pylori – and points towards NOD1 as a prime target for modification for either preventing or treating H. pylori infections.

Lighting up colorectal cancer

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Wellington Pham, PhD, and colleagues in Japan, have developed a nanobeacon imaging agent to aid the early detection of colorectal cancer during colonoscopy.

Grant supports novel imaging initiative to enhance cancer care

Monday, February 4th, 2019

A Vanderbilt initiative to develop predictive imaging technologies that clinicians can use to better match patients with personalized care has received National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding.

Research team documents potential new treatment path for breast cancer

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Immunotherapies that take off the “brakes” on the adaptive anti-tumor response have worked well in melanoma and lung cancer but less so in breast cancers. That could change.

RNA processing and antiviral immunity

Friday, December 14th, 2018

A recent study in Nature Communications defines the in vivo substrates of RIG-I like receptors (RLRs) during an oncogenic virus infection and reveals a relationship between cellular RNA processing and an innate antiviral immune response.

Philip’s liver cancer research receives V Foundation support

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Mary Philip, MD, PhD, has been named a 2019 V Scholar and will receive $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Researchers in the schools of engineering and medicine are exploring the use of Raman spectroscopy for early detection of HPV-related cancers of the throat in order to reduce the need for biopsies and to offer less intensive therapies.

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