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A dual-purpose metabolic switch

May. 5, 2020—John York and colleagues have demonstrated that the protein Vip1 is a rare type of bifunctional enzyme: it can both synthesize and destroy key cellular signaling molecules.

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The role of diet in esophageal cancer

May. 4, 2020—New findings suggest that dietary calcium and magnesium affect the risk of esophageal cancer; if confirmed in interventional studies, they could inform dietary modifications to reduce the burden of this cancer.

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EHRs, biobanks and Mendelian diseases

Apr. 30, 2020—Electronic health records and biobanks can be effectively combined to detect and study Mendelian diseases such as cystic fibrosis.

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Antibody finding raises hopes for Marburg, COVID-19 treatments

Apr. 30, 2020—Monoclonal antibodies against Marburg virus — a more lethal cousin of the RNA virus that causes COVID-19 — may aid in the development of antibody "cocktails" to counter viral infection.

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Transporter’s role in gut barrier

Apr. 21, 2020—A disease-associated mutation in a transporter protein impairs gut barrier function, leading to gastrointestinal disease and chronic infections.

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Reducing stress in parents of children with autism

Apr. 21, 2020—Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders benefited from the addition of mindfulness-based stress reduction to parent-implemented behavioral interventions.

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‘Tuning’ cell shape for division

Apr. 20, 2020—Dylan Burnette and colleagues have discovered that two forms of the molecular motor protein myosin have distinct roles in regulating cell shape during cell division.

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Damage, disruption, delirium

Apr. 20, 2020—New findings suggest that treatments that decrease oxidative damage might help with postoperative delirium that occurs in up to 30% of cardiac surgery patients.

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Research team awarded $9 million to study extracellular RNA in colorectal cancer

Apr. 15, 2020—A multidisciplinary team of investigators at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a program project grant from the National Cancer Institute to explore extracellular RNA in colorectal cancer.

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Study tracks genomics of lung tumor behavior

Apr. 13, 2020—A study by Vanderbilt researchers has identified genomic alterations in early stage adenocarcinomas of the lung that may indicate whether the lesions develop into aggressive tumors.

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Vanderbilt Health Policy COVID-19 model finds evidence of flattening curve, recommends distancing policies continue

Apr. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers find that social distancing policies have slowed the spread of COVID-19, but caution that continued distancing is needed to keep the rate of spread low, and that any future rollback of such policies must be contingent on widely available testing and contact tracing.

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Study aims to shield health workers from COVID-19 infection

Apr. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is playing a key role in the HERO program, a national effort to establish a registry of U.S. health care workers and test whether the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine will protect them, their patients and their families from COVID-19.

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