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Antioxidant genes keep stomach moving

Jun. 24, 2011—Antioxidant genes may be good targets for treating a stomach disorder that affects up to 40 percent of patients with diabetes.

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Fine-tuned protein makes memories

Jun. 24, 2011—Researchers discover new wrinkles in how proteins build memories.

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Cocaine’s effects on the teenage brain

Jun. 24, 2011—Cocaine exposure during the teen years causes long-lasting brain and behavioral changes in rats.

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Magnesium affects prostate cancer risk

Jun. 3, 2011—Low blood levels of magnesium are associated with more aggressive prostate cancer, a recent study suggests.

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Sex hormone may predict death

Jun. 3, 2011—Changes in blood levels of the sex hormone estradiol may provide a clinically useful predictor of death in critically ill or injured patients.

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Evolution of cell’s power plant genome

May. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers provide new information about how the genome inside our cellular “power plants” – the mitochondria – has evolved.

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Cells open doors for reovirus

May. 13, 2011—The cellular factor Src helps reoviruses enter cells.

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Protein problem after gastric bypass

May. 13, 2011—Protein supplements often recommended after gastric bypass surgery may actually have undesirable metabolic effects, suggests a recent study led by Ronald Clements in the Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss.

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Stents relieve post-infection problem

May. 5, 2011—Placing stents in blood vessels can provide long-term relief from rare complications of a fungal lung infection.

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Host cell factors keep toxin at bay

May. 3, 2011—Researchers have identified genes that may influence sensitivity of human cells to a bacterial toxin.

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Gene variant impacts exercise blood pressure

Apr. 28, 2011—Subtle genetic changes can have big effects on blood pressure while exercising.

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Fishing for a new model of tuberous sclerosis complex

Apr. 27, 2011—A zebrafish model of the genetic disease tuberous sclerosis complex will speed new discoveries.

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