Tag: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

UNM researchers develop cholesterol-fighting vaccine

UNM researchers develop cholesterol-fighting vaccine

October 15, 2015
A team of researchers at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a vaccine to treat high cholesterol. The vaccine could be a cost-effective alternative to current expensive cholesterol drugs and could lead to a widely applicable vaccine-based approach for controlling high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
UNM researchers unlock another door to human immune system

UNM researchers unlock another door to human immune system

July 20, 2015
The dual roles of autophagy in controlling the bacterial burden and suppressing inflammation that leads to disease make the process an attractive target for development of therapeutics. “We’re exploring how to induce IRGM pharmacologically now that we know how it’s regulated and what it does,” Deretic offers. Deretic’s team is screening existing FDA-approved anti-inflammatory drugs and candidates to determine new treatments through drug repurposing.
UNM scientist helps international team assemble whale genome

UNM scientist helps international team assemble whale genome

By Luke Frank | January 22, 2014
The University of New Mexico’s Dr. Jeremy Edwards, professor in the departments of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Chemical Engineering, was instrumental in sequencing the minke whale genome with a deeply layered, highly sophisticated bioinformatics process that exists nowhere else in the world.