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Support for democracy in a slump across Americas, according to new survey

Oct. 14, 2019—Democracy is struggling for support in the Americas, according to the 2018/19 AmericasBarometer report, with just over half of all citizens expressing faith in the system for the second survey period in a row. “When citizen support for democracy is weak, it becomes difficult for nations to sustain free and fair political systems and leaves...

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Wente and Macara named American Society for Cell Biology Fellows

Oct. 10, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Ian Macara have been elected 2019 fellows of the American Society for Cell Biology.

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Transportation engineers put sophisticated eyes on campus mobility and air quality

Oct. 9, 2019—The first of what could be two dozen sophisticated sensor arrays—called the MoveVU Digital Gateway—has started collecting air quality and mobility data on Vanderbilt's campus as part of a large-scale, $9 million project backed by federal, state and university funding.

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A new regulator of B cell development

Oct. 8, 2019—New findings establish a role for the pro-inflammatory molecule IL-33 in the early development of antibody-producing B cells.

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New method reveals how differences in the genetic “instruction booklet” between humans and Neanderthals influenced traits

Oct. 7, 2019—When it comes to our differences from Neanderthals, most of what we know comes from comparing fossils. But fossils can only tell us about bones and not whole living organisms. That’s changing thanks to a new paper from a team of genomics researchers at Vanderbilt, who have developed a first-of-its-kind computational method. Their approach uses...

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AI maps routes to heart disease

Oct. 7, 2019—Machine learning on unlabeled electronic health record data has shed light on the emergence of cardiovascular disease.

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Data breach fixes could impact patient care: Study

Oct. 7, 2019—IT security measures implemented following data breaches at hospitals may delay care when time is of the essence, according to a new analysis.

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Study: personalized decision support affects intensive care

Oct. 3, 2019—For patients in pediatric intensive care who are at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), giving clinicians automated decision support during the electronic order entry process increased the rate of blood testing for AKI by 9%.

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A step toward gastric cancer

Oct. 3, 2019—New research findings provide insight into the detrimental events that develop in response to H. pylori infection.

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Team discovers one more piece to the autism puzzle

Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have linked genetic mutations in a single receptor to epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability.

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A catalog of DNA replication proteins

Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt scientists have identified 593 proteins that are enriched at sites of DNA duplication and chromatin packaging of newly synthesized DNA.

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Research team sorts out drug screen false positive results

Oct. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have identified 13 previously unknown drug compounds that cause false positive screenings for amphetamines, buprenorphine (an opioid), cannabinoids and methadone.

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