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American Heart Association Archives

New view of the heartbeat

Apr. 6, 2018—Structural views of the proteins that regulate the heartbeat may help improve existing treatments for cardiac arrhythmias.

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Report calls for greater awareness of rare cardiac disease

Apr. 5, 2018—A national effort seeks to raise awareness about an uncommon cause of heart attacks in otherwise healthy, young and middle-aged women.

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Voluntary exercise and energy balance

Mar. 23, 2018—Non-exercise physical activity has a measurable energy expenditure, which goes down when animals engage in voluntary exercise, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Muscular dystrophy clue

Feb. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a role for immune system T cells in slowing the decline in skeletal muscle function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Wear Red Day

Feb. 8, 2018—Members of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) gathered for a photo last week to recognize National Wear Red Day.

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Grant bolsters peripheral artery disease research

Jan. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently secured its third American Heart Association (AHA) Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) award to address the challenges of limb problems in peripheral artery disease (PAD).

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Forming memories through CaMKII

Dec. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have identified an interaction between two proteins that play a role in learning and memory.

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Study may point to new treatment approach for ASD

Nov. 16, 2017—Using sophisticated genome mining and gene manipulation techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have solved a mystery that could lead to a new treatment approach for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Salt, inflammation and hypertension

Nov. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a pathway that links excess sodium, inflammation and hypertension.

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A lipid’s role in cell division

Nov. 10, 2017—Lipids in the plasma membrane regulate the position of the contractile ring that is required for cell division, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Advanced imaging tools reveal architecture of cell division machinery

Nov. 9, 2017—Using super-resolution microscopy tools in the Nikon Center of Excellence, Vanderbilt investigators have determined the molecular architecture of the contractile ring machinery that functions during cell division — a process that is essential for life.

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Heart Walk 2017

Oct. 19, 2017—An estimated 8,000 participants enjoyed a sunny sky, warm temperature and live music during the 25th annual Greater Nashville Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 14.

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