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Author: Bill Snyder

Discoveries show value of federal support

Oct. 13, 2011—An update on federally funded projects at Vanderbilt and their impact on efforts to improve education, protect people from disease and meet our nation’s energy needs.

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Researchers strive to refill drug discovery ‘pipeline’

Oct. 3, 2011—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made substantial progress in developing potential new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic form of autism.

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Drug-like molecules aimed at improving treatment of Parkinson’s

Sep. 30, 2011—Drug-like molecules described by Vanderbilt researchers could lead to Parkinson's treatments with fewer side effects.

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Interactive brain exhibit opens at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks

Sep. 27, 2011—A state-of-the-art interactive exhibit on the brain and brain research has opened at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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New drug-like molecules could improve schizophrenia treatment

Sep. 22, 2011—The discovery of new compounds that work in a fundamentally different way than those in existing schizophrenia medications may allow for more normal function of brain cells involved in schizophrenia.

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Milestone in development of new treatment for ‘fragile X’

Sep. 15, 2011—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in collaboration with Seaside Therapeutics in Cambridge, Mass., have achieved a milestone in the development of a potential new treatment for fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of autism.

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Picture the intangible: the intersection of art and science

Aug. 31, 2011—Art and science are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, these two important fields of human endeavor often draw from and inspire each other. Think Leonardo da Vinci and Benjamin Franklin. A 21st century version of this cross-fertilization currently is on display at Nashville’s gallery F. @ Scarritt Bennett, 1000 19th Ave. S. (corner of...

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New journal publishes budding scientists’ research

Aug. 30, 2011—In addition to her high school diploma, Aziza Hart earned an unusual honor this spring – her first scientific paper was published in a new Vanderbilt University journal, Young Scientist. Hart, who graduated from Nashville’s Glencliff High School, spent part of her senior year in a Vanderbilt laboratory, studying a brain abnormality that could lead...

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Grant bolsters liver tumor surgery techniques

Aug. 30, 2011—A team led by Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer Michael Miga has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance image-guided surgery techniques for safely removing liver tumors.

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Discovery of how G proteins ‘turn on’ may lead to better drugs

Aug. 18, 2011—Researchers have discovered how key proteins are “turned on” and transmit signals inside the cell. The discovery could lead to new, more effective drugs.

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Cancer study seeks clues to halting metastasis’ march

Aug. 10, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers have identified small molecules that can restore normal protein expression in human colorectal carcinoma cells and prevent invasive cancer growth.

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VUMC to lead national consortium on biomedical research

Jul. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year $20 million federal grant to coordinate a national consortium that aims to advance biomedical research nationwide.

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