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Medication safety in the ICU

Sep. 19, 2017—Facilitated reporting of medication-related events in the intensive care unit can provide opportunities for optimizing quality of care and patient safety.

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Inhibiting obesity

Sep. 15, 2017—An enzyme in the gut – NAPE-PLD – is required for the action of signaling molecules that reduce food intake and weight gain.

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Acid reflux cancer link

Sep. 14, 2017—Blocking acid reflux-induced production of reactive oxygen compounds may be a useful strategy for preventing DNA damage and decreasing the risk of esophageal cancer.

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Piano named to lead School of Nursing research program

Sep. 14, 2017—Mariann Piano, Ph.D., a distinguished researcher in cardiovascular disease and expert on the effects of binge drinking and young adults, has been named senior associate dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

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Heat a trigger for seizures

Sep. 6, 2017—Elevated body temperature alone can increase vulnerability to fever-induced seizures, even in the absence of infection or inflammation.

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Pain and Alzheimer’s disease

Sep. 5, 2017—Clinicians should use a structured interview in people with Alzheimer’s disease to identify pain that might be otherwise overlooked.

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Restricting HIV-1 infection

Sep. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers are discovering ways that host proteins block HIV-1 infection, which could suggest new avenues for treatment.

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Pancreatic cancer development

Aug. 31, 2017—Elevated levels of the factor G-CSF appear to promote the development of aggressive pancreatic cancer, suggesting a new therapeutic approach for this devastating disease.

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Study seeks to streamline validation of EHR data

Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been approved for a $1 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study more efficient and feasible ways to validate electronic health records (EHR) and incorporate this information into medical studies.

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End-stage kidney disease study seeks to delay dialysis

Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is studying the safety of a possible treatment for diabetic kidney disease that would delay or prevent the need for kidney replacement such as dialysis.

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Drug discovery efforts may lead to new Rett syndrome treatments

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University research-ers have relieved symptoms of Rett syndrome in a mouse model with a small molecule that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.

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Oxidative stress on the brain

Aug. 23, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that oxidative damage may play an important role in the development of a rare cholesterol synthesis disease and in the behavioral changes of autism spectrum disorders.

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