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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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Dialing down the mercury

Apr. 14, 2011—Antioxidant compounds may counteract the neurotoxic effects of methylmercury, new research suggests.

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Mouse study offers clues for childhood obesity

Apr. 13, 2011—An obesity-associated genetic variation makes fatty food more rewarding yet less satisfying, new research in mice suggests.

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Gene ups risk for needing pacemaker

Apr. 1, 2011—Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk for developing sick sinus syndrome – the most common cause for implanting a cardiac pacemaker.

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How young brains make sense of senses

Mar. 31, 2011—The brain’s ability to process multiple sensory inputs continues to develop well into childhood, a recent study shows.

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