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Study determines mechanisms underlying abnormal development of nervous system in Hirschsprung disease

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Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has focused his research on determining the mechanisms underlying abnormal development of the enteric nervous system in Hirschsprung disease. Gosain recently published a new study in The FASEB Journal delineating interactions between migrating neural crest cells and the… Read More


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Towbin receives NIH grant to study modifier genes in cardiomyopathy

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Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with co-principal investigators Enkhsaikha Purevjav, MD, PhD and Lu Lu, MD, MS. He is lead principal investigator on the project “Discovery of Modifier Genes… Read More


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Kerafast offers the Delta-G-VSV Pseudotyping System for coronavirus research

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Kerafast Inc., developers of an online platform to facilitate access to unique lab-made bioresearch materials, today announced the availability of the Delta-G-VSV Pseudotyping System for coronavirus research applications. The system, developed by the Michael Whitt laboratory at the University of Tennessee, enables studies of SARS-CoV-2 viral entry and COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness at just biosafety level… Read More


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News Medical Life Sciences: CDC to fund sickle cell disease surveillance

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The program called the Sickle Cell Data Collection program or SCDC is at present functional in two states – California and Georgia. With the new funds coming in, nine states would be able to collect and send population based information on the health of persons living with sickle cell disease (SCD). According to the report… Read More


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Dr. McCullers Discusses Influenza

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Dr. McCullers, a world-renowned infectious disease specialist, and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center … calls for large-scale studies involving consortia or clinical networks to unlock the next unanswered questions about co-infections and viruses in order to prevent the loss of life of a pandemic similar to the one in… Read More