News: epithelial biology

Heart Protein Has Role in Colon Cancer

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression. Research led by investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute suggests that the protein BVES (blood vessel endocardial substance) – which also is key in regulating corneal cells – may be a therapeutic target for halting colon […]

Epithelial Biology Center Hosts Inaugural Symposium

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Cutting-edge science from across the country was on display last week during the inaugural Epithelial Biology Center symposium at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to several Vanderbilt researchers, speakers included Joan Brugge, Ph.D., chair of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, and James Nelson, Ph.D., professor of Biology at Stanford University. Epithelial cells make […]