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Study uses IT to prevent early childhood obesity

Jan. 4, 2019—A research team led by Russell Rothman has been approved for a $7 million research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to conduct a trial comparing clinic and consumer information technology approaches to promote healthy behaviors and prevent early childhood obesity.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: RWJF Health and Climate Solutions Grant

Jan. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC) may nominate one applicant for the RWJF Health and Climate Solutions Grant.

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Vanderbilt, Boehringer Ingelheim announce partnership to develop therapies for psychiatric disorders

Jan. 3, 2019—Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery today announced two new global agreements to investigate, develop and commercialize novel small molecules targeting two distinct G-protein coupled receptors known to engage in the modulation of certain brain circuitries, which are altered in neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia.

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Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development event is Jan. 23

Jan. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology and Deerfield will bring together experts in discovery and development of antibody therapeutics Jan. 23 to discuss and review state-of-the-art developments in the field.

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People with schizophrenia experience emotion differently from others, ‘body maps’ show

Dec. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt University researchers are working to understand how people with schizophrenia experience emotion through their bodies.

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Merrikh Lab working to defeat drug-resistant superbugs

Dec. 20, 2018—New Vanderbilt University biochemistry professor Houra Merrikh is working to defeat drug-resistant superbugs by blocking a molecule they need to mutate rapidly.

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Carbon labeling can reduce greenhouse gases even if it doesn’t change consumer behavior

Dec. 19, 2018—Carbon labeling may be an effective way to not only help consumers to choose foods with smaller carbon footprints, but also incentivize companies to make environmentally positive changes to their supply chains.

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Stress and trauma in earliest years linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence

Dec. 19, 2018—There may be a "sensitive period" in which stress is more likely to affect brain development in adolescence, according to Kathryn L. Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt and lead author of a new study.

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Immigrant children in ‘tender age shelters’ at risk for psychological disorders

Dec. 19, 2018—The practice of separating immigrant children from their parents is very likely to lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health in adolescence.

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Breast cancer-killing RIG

Dec. 19, 2018—New research led by Rebecca Cook demonstrates that an antiviral receptor called RIG-I has potent immunogenic and therapeutic effects in breast cancer.

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Using a mapping technique to reassess prior Alzheimer’s studies finds ‘powerful,’ improved reproducibility

Dec. 19, 2018—A neural mapping approach that pegs results from more than two dozen previous Alzheimer’s studies found that reproducibility improves when trying to isolate symptoms to a brain network rather than a single area of the brain.

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Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status

Dec. 19, 2018—A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.

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