Bill Snyder

  • Vanderbilt University

    Clues found to recurrent depression

    Women who have had repeated depressive episodes tend to pay more attention to negative emotional information, suggesting that they may benefit from cognitive therapy to build new, more positive pathways in their brains. Read More

    Mar 2, 2017

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    Clinical investigation society lauds impact of Crowe’s research

    James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is the 2017 recipient of the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award given by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the nation’s oldest and most respected honor societies for physician-scientists. Read More

    Mar 2, 2017

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    Celebration honors new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

    Ten Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Tuesday during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Their academic achievements range from imaginative scholarship on economics and development to groundbreaking discoveries about the role of DNA in memory formation. Read More

    Mar 2, 2017

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    Events highlight wonders, mysteries of the human brain

    Research on Alzheimer’s disease, hearing loss and how synaptic networks form will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness Month in March sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Read More

    Mar 2, 2017

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    Team identifies ‘switch’ involved in DNA replication  

    DNA replication is an extraordinarily complex multi-step process that makes copies of the body’s genetic blueprint. It is necessary for growth and essential to life. Now researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Vanderbilt University have found evidence that one of those steps may involve the telephone-like transmission of electrical signals regulated by a chemical “switch.” Read More

    Feb 23, 2017

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    Crowe’s pediatric immune response research lauded

    James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Samuel Rosenthal Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics. Read More

    Feb 23, 2017

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    Pettigrew set for next Discovery Lecture

    Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 2. Read More

    Feb 23, 2017

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    Forum highlights research achievements

    Communication and collaboration were major themes of the inaugural Research Enterprise Forum sponsored jointly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) Feb. 3 in Light Hall. Read More

    Feb 9, 2017

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    Team isolates new antibodies that may aid RSV vaccine design

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have taken another step toward developing a vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the major cause of life-threatening pneumonia in infants worldwide. Read More

    Feb 9, 2017

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    Gene mutation discovery may hold autism clues: study

    Researchers at Vanderbilt have identified what may be a genetic “smoking gun” for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — a mutation in the gene for the critical neuronal protein CaMKII. Read More

    Feb 2, 2017

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    Patient and Family Promise key to Medical Center’s success

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) makes this promise to patients and their families: to include them as a member of the health care team, respect their privacy, coordinate and personalize their care, communicate clearly and serve them with kindness and respect. Delivering on that promise was the theme of Wednesday’s Winter Leadership Assembly in Langford Auditorium. Read More

    Feb 2, 2017

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    New Physician Science Doctoral Program graduates first student

    As a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Bradley Richmond, M.D., saw a lot of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung disease caused most often by long-term exposure to cigarette smoke. Read More

    Feb 2, 2017

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    New management software bolsters research cores

    This month the Office of Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) began transitioning VUMC research cores, facilities and shared resources (known collectively as “cores”) to a new core management application that officials said will streamline ordering and billing for core services. Read More

    Jan 26, 2017

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    Global health meet explores future needs

    The health of people around the world depends to a large extent on the ability of the global health community to predict what challenges must be met in the future. Read More

    Jan 26, 2017

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    Casagrande recalled as neuroscience pillar, supportive mentor

    Vivien Casagrande, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) noted for her many contributions to the visual sciences, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Jan. 21. She was 74. Read More

    Jan 24, 2017

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    Saliva test for obesity risk

    “Epigenetic signatures” in DNA may present an opportunity for prevention of or early intervention in childhood obesity. Read More

    Jan 24, 2017

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    Surprising finding by VU team sheds light on fibrotic disease

    Integrins are membrane proteins made up of combinations of different “alpha” and “beta” subunits that enable cells throughout the body to interact with their surroundings. Read More

    Jan 19, 2017

  • COX-2 ‘conjugate’ may slow growth of some tumors: study

    COX-2 ‘conjugate’ may slow growth of some tumors: study

    More than a decade after the anti-inflammatory drugs Vioxx and Bextra were pulled from the market because of a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke in some patients, COX-2 inhibitors may be on the verge of a comeback, this time as anti-cancer agents. Read More

    Jan 19, 2017

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    GRE may be poor predictor of science success: study

    Since it was created in 1949, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) has been one of the most widely used requirements for admission to U.S. graduate schools. As a predictor of performance and success in graduate school, however, the exam is not without its critics. Read More

    Jan 19, 2017

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    Amount of daylight may impact serotonin programming

    The duration of exposure to daylight, or the “photoperiod,” may affect development of seasonal affective disorder by programming serotonin neurons in the brain, according to Vanderbilt University researchers. Read More

    Jan 19, 2017