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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

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    New therapeutic strategy for leukemia syndrome

    Using primary cells from patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, Vanderbilt researchers found synergistic inhibition of cell viability and proliferation, suggesting a new treatment strategy. Read More

    Apr 20, 2021

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    COVID data, by hook or by crook

    A switch to paper forms during the COVID-19 pandemic might have hobbled research, but using software with a novel user interface made it possible to accurately extract information from scanned forms. Read More

    Apr 19, 2021

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    New insights into kidney development

    Integrin-linked kinase, a central component of a complex that coordinates cell signaling involved in migration, proliferation and cell death, plays a role in kidney development and epithelial cell function. Read More

    Apr 15, 2021

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    Arrhythmia culprit: supertrafficking ion channel

    Charles Sanders, PhD, and colleagues show how a “supertrafficking” mutant potassium channel contributes to heart rhythm abnormalities. Read More

    Apr 15, 2021

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    Genetic differences in Wilms tumor

    Unique somatic gene mutations may contribute to racial disparities in the incidence of Wilms tumor — the most common childhood kidney cancer. Read More

    Apr 6, 2021

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    Codeine metabolizer status in clinical practice

    Vanderbilt researchers have developed a response score using genetic and clinical information to aid prescribing of the widely used pain medication codeine. Read More

    Apr 5, 2021