American Heart Association
Jan. 14, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt investigators developed a new method for rapidly generating heart muscle cells from stem cells.
Dec. 10, 2015—Scott Baldwin, M.D., director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, recently was awarded the American Heart Association’s Helen B. Taussig Memorial Lecture, considered one of the most renowned invited lectures in the United States.
Dec. 3, 2015—Microtubules — cellular “highways” that deliver cargo to the cell membrane for secretion — have a surprising role in pancreatic beta cells. Instead of facilitating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, they limit it, a team of Vanderbilt investigators reported recently in Developmental Cell.
Sep. 8, 2015—Understanding how macrophage immune cells accumulate in fat tissue and contribute to the pathology of obesity could lead to the development of novel therapeutics for metabolic disorders.
Jul. 23, 2015—A system to ensure that children with stroke-like symptoms receive emergency evaluations results in faster diagnosis and treatment for patients with the condition, a team of physicians and researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has shown.
May. 15, 2015—A metabolic change in adult stem cells makes them less “fit” for regenerative heart therapies, suggesting that strategies to prevent this response may boost the therapeutic usefulness of the cells.
Apr. 2, 2015—The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for using scientific guidelines to provide top quality patient care.
Jan. 13, 2015—Patients with orthostatic intolerance – problems when standing – have cognitive changes, even when seated, compared to healthy individuals.
Dec. 18, 2014—New findings suggest that misfolded proteins accumulate in the heart atria, particularly in patients with hypertension, and may contribute to atrial heart disease.
Oct. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered a new molecular mechanism that regulates microtubule dynamics. The unexpected finding, reported in Developmental Cell, has implications for cancer drug discovery.
Aug. 20, 2014—Endothelial cells residing in the coronary arteries can function as cardiac stem cells to produce new heart muscle tissue, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.
Jul. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of four institutions that are part of a new research network aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world.