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Breast cancer vulnerable to multi-hit therapy

Mar. 21, 2011—Combining targeted therapies may increase their effectiveness in treating a common and aggressive form of breast cancer.

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Protein combos keep cells straight

Mar. 18, 2011—Researchers define the protein interactions that establish our organs' lining.

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Spying on shape-shifting enzyme

Mar. 18, 2011—New molecular views of an enzyme may inform therapies for neurological, psychiatric or cardiac diseases.

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Nurse staffing levels linked to patient mortality risk

Mar. 17, 2011—A new study finds that when nurses' workloads increase during shifts because of high patient turnover, mortality risk also increases.

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Smell test tells disorders apart

Mar. 17, 2011—Patients with certain autonomic nervous system disorders have impaired odor identification, which could aid in diagnosis.

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Neuroscience drug discovery center opens at Vanderbilt

Mar. 11, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a new Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to accelerate research that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia and other disorders of the brain.

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Elephants can transmit TB to humans

Mar. 11, 2011—Elephants can transmit TB to humans, researchers at the CDC, Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University have reported.

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Enzyme protects against inflamed colon

Mar. 7, 2011—Increasing an enzyme required for a type of colon tissue may help dampen inflammation, a known risk factor for colon cancer.

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Chasing Foxd3’s role in stem cells

Mar. 4, 2011—Researchers use genetic manipulations in mice and single-cell analyses to help explain stem cell regulation.

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Exercise can curb marijuana use and cravings

Mar. 4, 2011—Just a few sessions on the treadmill can prevent marijuana cravings and use, new research finds.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center launches online genetic research tool

Mar. 3, 2011—A new online tool enables cancer patients and researchers to track the latest developments in personalized cancer medicine and connect with clinical research trials.

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Worm gene function? Check the map.

Mar. 3, 2011—New gene expression atlas created for roundworms provides a basis for establishing roles for individual genes in the development of specific cell types.

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