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Murali Yallapu Receives $439,818 Grant to Continue Drug Development for Aggressive and Late Stage Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women in both developed and underdeveloped countries. With survival rates varying worldwide, it is imperative that novel research be undertaken to combat this global health concern. Murali Yallapu, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has… Read More


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University of Tennessee System Collaboration Publishes Research on New Diabetes Drug Discovery

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have discovered a chemical compound that could lower sugar levels as effectively as the diabetes drug Metformin but with a lower dose. This new approach to diabetes drug discovery has been published in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. The research team includes scientists… Read More


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Lee Selected for CORNET Award in Drug Discovery and Development for Studying Anti-Tumor Immunity Treatments

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Sue Chin Lee, PhD, assistant professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded the UTHSC/Southern Research (SR) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Award in Drug Discovery and Development for studying treatments that target anti-tumor immunity. Nearly two years since its inception, the CORNET Awards have… Read More


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UT Collaboration Examines How Natural Chemicals in Green Tea Work

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Green tea has always been known to have beneficial health effects, but how these effects come about has been a mystery. Now, a team collaborating across the University of Tennessee System has discovered molecular mechanisms with which key chemicals in green tea work. The research teams of L. Darryl Quarles, MD, of the University of… Read More


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Peters Awarded $418,000 to Continue Study on Repurposing Compounds to Fight Yeast Infection Inflammation

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Brian M. Peters, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has recently been awarded $418,000 to continue his research repurposing compounds to fight against inflammation that results from vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) — commonly referred to as… Read More


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Waller Dedicated to Extending Health Care Solutions Beyond Social Determinants

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Nurse researcher Melody Norris Waller, PhD, MSN, RN, loves to answer the question “why,” particularly when it comes to health. Dr. Waller is an assistant professor and coordinator of the RN-BSN option for the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Often we have suspicions as to why things happen the… Read More


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UTHSC’s Global CORNET Awards Names Winners with Chinese University

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Three research teams have just been announced as the 2018 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/Harbin Medical University (HMU) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer Vascular Disease, Diabetes, and Epidemiology. Envisioned by Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor of Research at UTHSC, and Dianjun Sun, PhD, vice executive president of… Read More


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Cordero-Morales Awarded $1.5 Million to Study How Dietary Fatty Acids Regulate TRP Channel Function

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Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has recently been awarded $1,520,000 to study the molecular basis by which dietary fatty acids — such as omega-3 and omega-6 — regulate the function of membrane proteins present in the… Read More