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    Motor protein linked to intestinal cell differentiation

    The motor protein MYO5B, a cause of the congenital intestinal disorder microvillus inclusion disease, does more than move cellular cargo, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered. Read More

    Aug. 5, 2021

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    Gene expression in diabetic nephropathy

    Vanderbilt researchers are looking to mRNA populations in podocytes — kidney cells that help filter blood — to help identify potential targets for treating diabetic kidney disease. Read More

    Aug. 5, 2021

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    Prediction models for breast cancer

    Vanderbilt researchers developed new prognostic models for breast cancer outcomes and found that adding postdiagnostic weight change as a factor improves the prediction. Read More

    Jul. 27, 2021

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    Mood and cognition after chemotherapy

    Validation of cognitive complaints appears to improve mood in patients with persistent chemotherapy-cognitive impairment, Vanderbilt researchers report. Read More

    Jul. 26, 2021


    Influenza network sizes up COVID

    Hospital data from a CDC network that monitors influenza revealed that adults hospitalized for COVID-19 in the early months of the pandemic were 20x more likely to die compared to hospitalized influenza patients. Read More

    Jul. 22, 2021

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    Establishing HIV care in Tennessee

    Vanderbilt researchers find that heterosexually active Black males are the least likely to establish HIV care within one month of diagnosis and suggest that targeted interventions focus on this population. Read More

    Jul. 13, 2021

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    Probing statin-associated diseases with genetics

    Vanderbilt researchers used genetics tools and biobanks with linked electronic health records to explore the associations between statins and noncardiovascular diseases. Read More

    Jul. 12, 2021


    Delirium and mortality reexamined

    A multicenter study of ICU patients found that in the hospital, delirium was associated with a nearly three-fold increase in risk of death the following day, but after discharge there was no association between delirium and mortality. Read More

    Jul. 8, 2021

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    Genetics of hydrocephalus

    Fluid build-up in the brain — hydrocephalus — increases pressure and risk for brain damage; Vanderbilt researchers have now identified genes and signaling pathways associated with the condition. Read More

    Jul. 8, 2021

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    Treating metastatic prostate cancer

    An indirect comparative effectiveness study using published data suggests that the targeted therapy olaparib should be re-evaluated for treating metastatic prostate cancer. Read More

    Jun. 22, 2021

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    Dexmedetomidine and delirium

    The sedative dexmedetomidine, when administered during or after heart surgery, is associated with postoperative delirium and adverse outcomes. Read More

    Jun. 21, 2021

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    COVID-19 complication underdiagnosed

    A mysterious inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 infection and first identified in children also occurs in adults, Vanderbilt researchers report. Read More

    Jun. 17, 2021

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    Heat for hypertension in autonomic failure

    Heat therapy could offer a novel nonpharmacologic approach for treating the overnight hypertension that affects patients with autonomic failure. Read More

    May. 25, 2021

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    Therapeutic antibodies for hantavirus

    Vanderbilt Vaccine Center researchers have isolated monoclonal antibodies against hantaviruses, an emerging source of human disease with pandemic potential. Read More

    May. 24, 2021

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    New clue to lung scarring

    Vanderbilt neonatology team pinpoints signaling pathways involved in the progressive lung fibrosis that occurs in rare genetic diseases. Read More

    May. 20, 2021

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    Beta cell regeneration

    Vanderbilt researchers dissected the complex microenvironment of the pancreatic islet to discover the signals that drive beta cell regeneration — as a possible treatment for diabetes. Read More

    May. 20, 2021

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    New strategy to treat brain bleeding

    Vasorelaxing peptides could offer a promising therapeutic strategy for reducing the neurological deficits caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced cerebral blood vessel constriction. Read More

    May. 4, 2021

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    Strength in numbers

    Voluntary data sharing across a region’s health systems and ambulatory care practices is important for measuring and improving health care quality and safety, Vanderbilt researchers report. Read More

    May. 3, 2021

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    Genetic ancestry and hypertension risk

    Racial disparities in hypertension risk are due in part to genetic differences between ancestries, Vanderbilt investigators find in a study of participants in the Million Veteran Program. Read More

    Apr. 29, 2021

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    A compound to counteract aging?

    A compound that increases lifespan in yeast is offering clues to pharmacological approaches that might slow the aging process and improve health. Read More

    Apr. 29, 2021