April 22, 2014

The "brush border"-- a densely packed array of finger-like projections called microvilli -- covers the surfaces of the cells that line our intestines. Vanderbilt University researchers have now discovered how intestinal cells build this specialized structure, which is critical for absorbing nutrients and defending against pathogens. Read more...

From "Hope" magazine: Pioneers of Hope


At the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, our physicians' work extends beyond patient exam rooms. They are also searching for discoveries to offer better treatments, and hopefully, find cures for their pediatric patients. Read more...