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Department of Medicine Archives

Factor’s role in long bone development

Jul. 31, 2013—Insight into how the protein neurofibromin participates in the signaling pathway that produces the body’s long bones has implications for fracture healing in some patients.

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Reducing fatal rhythms after heart attack

Jul. 26, 2013—Reducing heart muscle response to calcium could decrease the risk of fatal arrhythmias after heart attacks.

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Probing roles of a cell death protein

Jul. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered new roles for a protein involved in cell death processes that are activated to prevent tumor-causing DNA mutations.

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Rhythm response tied to gene variant

Jun. 21, 2013—A genetic variant that increases risk for atrial fibrillation also impacts the response to a common therapy for the heart rhythm disorder.

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Correa honored by gastroenterological society

Jun. 20, 2013—The American Gastroentero-logical Association (AGA) has honored Pelayo Correa, M.D., with its Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual for contributions to research that have advanced the science and practice of gastroenterology.

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Conference highlights latest developmental biology research

May. 23, 2013—The annual Southeast Regional meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, hosted by Vanderbilt for the first time since 2006, broke participant records with 163 investigators registered and 81 posters presented.

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Grant targets new therapies for Ebola, Marburg viruses

May. 16, 2013—Vanderbilt’s James Crowe Jr., M.D., and a collaborator in Texas have been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study new ways to treat and prevent Ebola and Marburg viruses.

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Clinical Pharmacology celebrates milestone

May. 9, 2013—The 50th anniversary of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology will be celebrated Thursday, June 6, with a daylong scientific symposium and luncheon in the Student Life Center.

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Personal touch: Family’s story drives home impact of research

May. 9, 2013—For 30 minutes Tuesday, Terry Marlin, father of two young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, was the professor, telling his story to a group of Vanderbilt University graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities

Apr. 18, 2013—Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE.

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Wang to lead Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Apr. 18, 2013—Thomas Wang, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.

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BMI gene study expands to people of African ancestry

Apr. 18, 2013—An international team of scientists, including six from Vanderbilt University, has identified the first unique genetic determinants of body mass index (BMI) in people of African ancestry.

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