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Author: Melissa Stamm

Three new genetic links to colorectal cancer revealed

Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have identified three new genetic “hotspots” linked to colorectal cancer.

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Low prenatal alcohol’s brain impact

Dec. 21, 2012—Even relatively low levels of in utero alcohol exposure impact fetal brain development, and the effects last into adulthood, study finds.

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Cancer markers from archived tissue

Dec. 20, 2012—Archived tissue samples are yielding new disease biomarkers.

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Genetic clues to lung scarring

Dec. 10, 2012—A rare genetic syndrome provides new clues to lung scarring (pulmonary fibrosis), a potentially deadly consequence of many lung diseases.

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Breast milk blocks virus binding

Dec. 7, 2012—Components of human breast milk help ward off viral infection, a new study shows.

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Carcinogenic chemicals cramp DNA

Nov. 21, 2012—Researchers have determined how a DNA lesion caused by exposure to chemicals may spark cancer formation.

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Noted neuroscientist Sur set to deliver Discovery Lecture

Nov. 15, 2012—Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Bacterial signals in sarcoidosis

Nov. 6, 2012—Study adds evidence for infectious agents’ role in sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can lead to respiratory failure and death.

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Toxin provides endometriosis clues

Nov. 2, 2012—Environmental toxins may contribute to endometriosis-related infertility by disrupting endometrial response to progesterone.

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Bid protein guards blood cells against stress

Oct. 25, 2012—A protein normally known to promote cell death found to encourage survival of blood forming cells.

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More gene links to breast cancer risk

Oct. 19, 2012—Two newly identified gene variants linked to breast cancer may aid in predicting disease risk and targeting screening and prevention strategies.

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Complementary and alternative medicine use differs by race, economics

Oct. 9, 2012—Use of complementary and alternative medicine differs by race and socioeconomic factors, study reports.

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