Bill Snyder

  • Vanderbilt University

    Investigators eye new target for treating movement disorders

    Blocking a nerve-cell receptor in part of the brain that coordinates movement could improve the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, dyskinesia and other movement disorders, researchers at Vanderbilt University have reported. Read More

    Jan 18, 2018

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    VUMC researchers find a way to ‘starve’ cancer

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital nutrient glutamine. Read More

    Jan 16, 2018

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    BOLD view of white matter

    Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that functional MRI detects neural activity in both gray and white matter in the brain, suggesting new ways to investigate diseases such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. Read More

    Jan 12, 2018

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    VUMC joins national effort to block global pandemics of potentially lethal viruses

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has signed a five-year cooperative agreement worth up to $28 million with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to develop methods for preventing the global spread of viruses like chikungunya and Zika. Read More

    Jan 11, 2018

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    Research sheds light on how microtubules are assembled

    Microtubules are the “railroad tracks” essential for moving intracellular “freight” around in the cell. They’re also part of the spindle that pulls the two centrosomes apart during cell division. Read More

    Jan 4, 2018

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    The toll of dysphagia

    Impaired swallowing — dysphagia — affects 3 percent of hospital inpatients, who have longer hospital stays and are more likely to require post-acute care services. Read More

    Dec 15, 2017

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    Crowe elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

    James Crowe Jr., MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Read More

    Dec 14, 2017

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    Matrix biology society honors Hudson’s contributions

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) biochemist Billy Hudson, PhD, has been awarded the 2018 Distinguished Investigator Prize by the International Society for Matrix Biology for his contributions to the field of matrix biology. Read More

    Dec 14, 2017

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    UCLA’s Lewis set for next Discovery Lecture

    Roger Lewis, MD, PhD, a national expert on methods that can improve the flexibility and efficiency of clinical trials, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Read More

    Dec 14, 2017

  • VIGH fellowship training program lands NIH renewal

    VIGH fellowship training program lands NIH renewal

    The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has received a five-year, $4.66 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue a program established in 2012 with Emory, Cornell and Duke universities that is training the next generation of leaders in global health research. Read More

    Dec 7, 2017

  • Vanderbilt researchers’ papers among those most cited

    Vanderbilt researchers’ papers among those most cited

    Eight current faculty members at Vanderbilt have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers. Read More

    Dec 7, 2017

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    Lindsley honored by Pharmaceutical Society of Japan

    Craig Lindsley, PhD, the William K. Warren Jr. Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, is the 2018 recipient of the Sato Memorial International Award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan. Read More

    Dec 7, 2017

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    Lineage tracing in the gut

    Vanderbilt investigators have developed an algorithm to classify cell types from experimental data, making it possible to understand how organs develop. Read More

    Nov 30, 2017

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    Niswender named Clinical Research Center director

    Kevin Niswender, MD, PhD, whose work has helped advance understanding of the neural underpinnings of obesity and metabolic syndrome, has been named director of the Clinical Research Center (CRC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Read More

    Nov 30, 2017

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    Research finds midlife women twice as likely as men to have asthma

    In childhood, asthma is more common in boys than girls. But around the time of puberty, that picture reverses. By mid-life women are twice as likely as men to have asthma. Read More

    Nov 28, 2017

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    Maquat named to receive Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

    Lynne Maquat, PhD, whose work has significantly advanced the understanding of human gene expression, is the recipient of the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced today. Read More

    Nov 28, 2017

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    Trevathan named director for the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

    Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, a pediatric neurologist and epidemiologist who has previously held prominent university leadership positions at Washington University in St. Louis (director of Pediatric Neurology), St. Louis University (dean, School of Public Health) and Baylor University (Provost and Executive Vice President) as well as at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been appointed director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), effective Jan. 1, 2018. Read More

    Nov 20, 2017

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    15 faculty members elected as AAAS fellows

    Fifteen Vanderbilt faculty members conducting a range of biomedical and clinical research have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six of the 15 have received funding through the university’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, which facilitates research and teaching collaborations across disciplines and are a core pillar of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan. Read More

    Nov 20, 2017

  • Study may point to new treatment approach for ASD

    Study may point to new treatment approach for ASD

    Using sophisticated genome mining and gene manipulation techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have solved a mystery that could lead to a new treatment approach for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Read More

    Nov 16, 2017

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    NFID honors Edwards’ infectious diseases research

    Kathryn Edwards, MD, professor of Pediatrics and the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2018 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). Read More

    Nov 16, 2017