Faculty Labs A-Z
Botten Team’s Research Uncovers Critical Genetic Element Driving Rodent-Hosted Virus Behavior
A team of University of Vermont researchers has pinpointed a unique self-controlling characteristic of an arenavirus that offers hope of a possible vaccine for now-untreatable infections.
Kirkpatrick and Colleagues’ Study Reveals Effective, Single-Dose Dengue Vaccine
Researchers at the University of Vermont (UVM) Vaccine Testing Center, along with collaborators at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, have been working since 2008 to develop a dengue vaccine that will protect against all four dengue strains.
Rincon and Thornton Discover a New Mechanism to Protect Cells in Response to DNA Breaks
Are we genetically doomed when the double helix we all identify with DNA breaks? No, say a team of researchers led by University of Vermont (UVM) immunologists, who discovered a novel mechanism that provides life support to cells while DNA double-strand break repairs are in progress.
Dostmann and Colleagues Discover Potential New Therapeutic Target for Hypertension, Earn Patent
A team of Vermont investigators has been issued a patent for their discovery of a molecule that rescues damaged blood vessels, yet preserves healthy vessels and could serve as a springboard for a new pharmaceutical therapy with fewer side effects for hypertension – a major risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease that effects roughly one in three people in the U.S.
Vaccine Testing Center Receives Funding to Advance New Treatments for Parasitic Infection
Limited treatment options and no vaccines exist to treat or prevent a leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children in the developing world: Cryptosporidium, a single-celled intestinal parasite found in soil, food and water that also causes significant illness and death in immunocompromised individuals.
Nelson & Colleagues Join International Collaboration for Research in Prevention of Stroke and Dementia
An international consortium of institutions and investigators, including Mark Nelson, Ph.D., University of Vermont professor and chair of pharmacology, recently launched a major collaborative research program to uncover mechanisms and pathways in different forms of small vessel disease.
Cipolla Identifies Impact of Stroke-Induced Blood Substances on Healthy Vessels
Stroke – it’s the leading cause of serious long-term disability and a leading cause of death in the U.S., so figuring out how it affects the entire body is critical to identifying treatments to reduce its negative impact.
College Welcomes Jensen, Thanks Tracy, in Senior Research Dean Transition
New University of Vermont College of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Research Gordon Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., was officially welcomed to the College at a special reception held February 4, 2016.
UVM Vaccine Testing Center to Play Role in Zika Virus Vaccine; Experts Answer Questions
The University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center has announced that it will be involved in the clinical trials and research on a vaccine for Zika virus, which was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization on February 1, 2016.
HEART MONTH: Warshaw's Pioneering Heart Failure Discovery Leads to New Potential Treatment
More than 15 years ago, David Warshaw, Ph.D., and coworkers discovered the precise malfunction of a specific protein in the heart that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common culprit in cases of sudden death in young athletes.
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