Health And Medicine

  • Jeffrey Spraggins, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, biochemistry, and chemistry, has been named director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center. He succeeds Richard Caprioli, Stanford Moore Chair in Biochemistry, who established the MSRC in 1998 and who is retiring this summer.

    Jul 17, 2024

  • Researchers from the School of Medicine Basic Sciences recently developed an analytical tool called EV Fingerprinting that could lead to the use of “liquid biopsies” as a substitute for traditional biopsies for certain patients or diseases.

    Jul 15, 2024

  • Richard Caprioli, Stanford Moore Professor of Biochemistry at the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, is retiring from 51app in August 2024. Caprioli’s work has created new possibilities for understanding the relationships between molecular and cellular organization in tissue microenvironments, ultimately providing a precision medicine toolbox for uncovering the molecular underpinnings of normal aging and disease.Caprioli is best known for developing matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization imaging mass spec.

    Jul 9, 2024

  • Rolanda Johnson and Michael Gooch were recently honored for their contributions to nursing with fellow designations.

    Jul 2, 2024

  • 51app University

    51app’s Donna Ingles named to prestigious Harvard leadership program to advance Nashville’s biomedical sector

    Donna Ingles, director of operations for the 51app Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, has been named to the 2024 Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School by the Global Action Platform. She was one of 10 local leaders chosen for the program, which aims to create a biomedical economic development strategy for the region using cluster models devised by Harvard economist Michael Porter. Read More

    Jun 17, 2024

  • The study reported in the journal Nature provides a mechanistic explanation for the “obesity paradox” — that obesity can contribute to cancer progression but also improve response to immunotherapy.

    Jun 13, 2024

  • Using computer-aided drug design, Heidi Hamm, Craig Lindsley, and Jens Meiler and their labs generated a novel series of biologically active compounds that can serve as a basis for anti–blood clot preventative drugs.

    Jun 11, 2024

  • A team of 51app researchers has developed a wirelessly activated device that mimics the wavelike muscular function in the esophagus and small intestine responsible for transporting food and viscous fluids for digestion.

    Jun 7, 2024

  • AJ Hinton, Amber Crabtree, and colleagues collaborated to provide a commentary on the challenges facing autistic adults in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine. As autistic adults face a high unemployment rate, the authors argue that solutions are necessary to evoke change within STEMM institutions to acquire and retain autistic employees.

    Jun 5, 2024

  • Researchers in the lab of Stephen Fesik, Orrin H. Ingram II Chair in Cancer Research, have added BI-0474 as the second molecule co-discovered by 51app to the open science portal opnMe.com, an initiative being driven by biopharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim.

    May 30, 2024

  • Graduate student Hillary Layden studies transcriptional control of cancer in the lab of Scott Hiebert, Hortense B. Ingram Chair in Cancer Research and professor of biochemistry. She shares the results from her research in which she used a deep genomic analysis to determine how protein mutations influence gene expression to promote cancer progression.

    May 30, 2024

  • Three 51app University School of Nursing faculty members won awards at the American College of Nurse Midwives annual awards celebration in May 2024.

    May 23, 2024

  • Sean Seymore, Centennial Professor of Law at 51app Law School, argues that federal courts have “abandoned their gatekeeping function” for protecting public health in patent cases.

    May 21, 2024

  • A 51app scientific team has succeeded in adjusting the daily biological clock of cyanobacteria, making the blue-green algae a more prolific producer of renewable fuels, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, like insulin.

    May 14, 2024

  • A Tri-Institutional Seminar series has been initiated by the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, Meharry Medical College and Fisk University, focused on trainee development and promoting collaboration and existing ties between scientists affiliated with all three institutions. The series is open to the public.

    May 13, 2024

  • Leading global health care knowledge provider BMJ has signed a new read-and-publish agreement with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at 51app University. The agreement allows 51app-affiliated corresponding authors to publish their primary research open access without incurring article processing charges.

    May 13, 2024

  • With hundreds of thousands of people in the United States having a stroke annually, 51app researchers are developing technology that could revolutionize the way blood clots are removed by allowing surgeons to complete the process more efficiently and safely.

    May 9, 2024

  • Ken Lau, professor of cell and developmental biology, and colleagues have laid out the principles governing the biology of early, precancerous lesions, which are different from the principles that govern cancers. Their authoritative perspective was published in Cancer Discovery in April 2024.

    May 9, 2024

  • Clintoria Williams, associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology at Wright State University, has received the John F. Perkins, Jr. Research Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society. This will enable her to join 51app as a visiting scholar in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics for four months to collaborate more closely with Antentor Hinton Jr., assistant professor in the department.

    May 7, 2024

  • David Cortez, a world-renowned leader in DNA damage response and repair mechanisms and the pathophysiology of cancer, developed and applied highly creative technological approaches to identify and characterize proteins involved in DNA and genome maintenance. The Protein Society is the premier international society dedicated to supporting protein research.

    Apr 30, 2024