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American Heart Association Archives

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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2017 Greater Nashville Heart Walk takes place Oct. 14

Oct. 5, 2017—The 2017 Greater Nashville Heart Walk hits the Vanderbilt campus on Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Block estrogen to treat lung disease

Aug. 17, 2017—Based on findings from Vanderbilt investigators and others, clinical trials of estrogen inhibition for pulmonary arterial hypertension have recently been approved and funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Barnett honored by AHA for minority student advocacy

Jun. 29, 2017—Joey Barnett, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt and director of the Office of Medical Student Research, has received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Louis B. Russell Jr. Memorial Award for his efforts as an advocate for the career advancement of minority students and trainees in cardiovascular science, and for increased representation of underserved communities among the AHA volunteer base.

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My Southern Health: Why young adults should pay more attention to heart health

May. 19, 2017—Here’s what you need to know to boost your heart health and reduce heart attack risk.

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Vanderbilt-led study shows high-salt diet decreases thirst, increases hunger

Apr. 18, 2017—Salted peanuts make you thirsty so you drink more: that’s bartender wisdom. While that may be true in the short-term, within 24 hours increasing salt consumption actually makes you less thirsty because your body starts to conserve and produce water.

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Clue to pulmonary hypertension

Apr. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have studied the relationship between race, cardiometabolic traits and pulmonary hypertension.

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VUMC joins cutting-edge obesity research network

Mar. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of four centers receiving a $15 million, four-year research award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide cutting-edge research on obesity as part of its sixth Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN).

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Mutation raises heart block risk

Mar. 3, 2017—A newly identified genetic risk factor for heart block after surgery may help guide the course of postoperative care.

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