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Give me some skin

Jul. 21, 2011—A new understanding of the biochemical pathway that builds our skin barrier could lead to treatments for skin diseases.

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Dad’s diet influences birth timing

Jul. 20, 2011—It may be possible to prevent preterm birth by modifying the father’s diet before a baby's conception.

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Protein loss sets up pro-tumor state

Jul. 19, 2011—Loss of the protein p120 in the intestinal lining sets the stage for tumor formation.

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Stomach bugs impact nutrient levels

Jun. 30, 2011—Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that infects half of the world’s population and increases the risk for stomach cancer, appears to impair nutrient absorption.

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Protecting brainpower during radiation

Jun. 29, 2011—Blocking a certain protein during radiation to treat brain cancers could protect the brain’s thinking powers.

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Inflammation relief: what’s the delay?

Jun. 28, 2011—New research offers hope for patients needing the anti-inflammatory benefits of glucocorticoids without the adverse side effects associated with them.

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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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