A team of UTHSC researchers has been awarded $924,000 from the Department of Defense for their work developing a new treatment for ovarian cancer. The project is a collaboration between the labs of Wei Li, PhD, distinguished professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the Drug Discovery Center in the College of Pharmacy, Junming Yue,… Read More
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor’s efforts to improve health outcomes in children with, or at risk for, neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Toni Whitaker, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and division chief for Developmental Pediatrics in the UTHSC… Read More
Immunologists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified a biological pathway that selectively controls how key immune cells, called T follicular helper cells, mature into functional components of the immune system.
Studies of the microbiome in the human gut focus mainly on bacteria. Other microbes that are also present in the gut — viruses, protists, archaea and fungi — have been largely overlooked. New research in mice now points to a significant role for fungi in the intestine — the communities of molds and yeasts known… Read More
One of UTHSC’s data scientists is applying her extensive expertise in informatics to a national effort to leverage big data in the fight against COVID-19. Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD, MLS, a faculty member in Health Informatics and Information Management at UTHSC, is a co-lead for one of the clinical domain teams of the National COVID Cohort… Read More
Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified genetic variants in African American childhood cancer survivors that have implications for up-front care and long-term surveillance. December 8: Mirage News
Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is known globally for his four decades of research into the structure and function of cell structures called membrane skeletons. His related research into sickle cell disease led to defining the molecular basis of the irreversibly sickle cell, and… Read More
A team of University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers in the College of Medicine recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) award to study how genetic differences may explain why some people are more susceptible to opioid addiction than others. Hao Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science,… Read More