News: walter chazin

Magnet to Enhance Cancer Drug Discovery

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Onlookers cheered early on the morning of Saturday, May 7, as a shattering champagne bottle christened the delivery of a $5 million, 7.5-ton magnet to Vanderbilt University. The magnet is the main part of an ultra-high field, 900 megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that will help researchers solve the mysteries of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease […]

Study Gives Insights into DNA Replication

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Like a lawn mower engine that needs to be “primed” before it can be started, the molecular machinery that copies DNA needs a push too. Vanderbilt University investigators have now determined the structure of a critical piece of human DNA primase — the protein that gets DNA replication going. The findings, reported in the Aug. […]