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Blame game doesn’t help obese patients

Jun. 27, 2011—New research into changes in the brains of obese patients and others with substance abuse issues indicate doctors should be more understanding when treating these patients.

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Antioxidant genes keep stomach moving

Jun. 24, 2011—Antioxidant genes may be good targets for treating a stomach disorder that affects up to 40 percent of patients with diabetes.

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Grant to support neuroblastoma research

Jun. 24, 2011—The Rally Foundation awarded an $80,000 grant to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to fund a research study on the treatment of neuroblastoma.

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Children with autism take center stage at SENSE Theatre

Jun. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt researcher uses theater as therapy for children with autism.

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Fine-tuned protein makes memories

Jun. 24, 2011—Researchers discover new wrinkles in how proteins build memories.

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Cocaine’s effects on the teenage brain

Jun. 24, 2011—Cocaine exposure during the teen years causes long-lasting brain and behavioral changes in rats.

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Tight blood-sugar control may prevent diabetes progression

Jun. 22, 2011—A new study is using technology to achieve better control of blood sugar levels early in the the course of type 1 diabetes.

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Receptor ‘ties’ together blood flow, atherosclerosis

Jun. 22, 2011—A discovery about the causes of atherosclerosis, a cause of heart attacks and strokes, may lead to new treatments.

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NIH grant bolsters emergency medicine training

Jun. 21, 2011—The Department of Emergency Medicine has received a $3.5 million training grant from the National Institutes of Health, one of the nation’s first training grants in emergency medicine.

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Grant aids pediatric pneumonia study in Peru

Jun. 8, 2011—Carlos Grijalva, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine, will go to the rural areas of the Peruvian Andes through a $500,000 grant from the Thrasher Foundation to examine pneumonia in children in the hopes of describing the association between common respiratory viral infections and bacterial infection.

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Magnesium affects prostate cancer risk

Jun. 3, 2011—Low blood levels of magnesium are associated with more aggressive prostate cancer, a recent study suggests.

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Sex hormone may predict death

Jun. 3, 2011—Changes in blood levels of the sex hormone estradiol may provide a clinically useful predictor of death in critically ill or injured patients.

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