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New window on fibrosis

Friday, August 9th, 2019

A previously unrecognized role for a cell surface receptor may open new therapeutic options for the treatment of fibrotic diseases.

Center for Immunobiology grows, bolsters program

Friday, July 19th, 2019

The Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology has relaunched its mission with a greater focus on human immunology, an endeavor supported by additional researchers, more funding support and designation as a Center of Excellence.

Vanderbilt vaccine pioneer James Crowe honored with major science prize

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

James Crowe Jr., MD, has been honored by the science and technology company Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for his contributions to developing new therapeutics and vaccines against some of the world’s deadliest viruses.

Study identifies critical regulator of tumor-specific T cell differentiation

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

A study published June 17 in Nature offers clues as to why blocking inhibitory receptors on tumor-infiltrating T cells may not always work

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.

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