Mar. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have won two of the five global innovation grants awarded by the “GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge.”
Mar. 22, 2012—It is now possible to receive a noninvasive prenatal test for Down syndrome that can be administered at 10 weeks of gestation and is reportedly 99 percent accurate. As technology advances and allows for genetic tests, such as MaterniT21, to be developed, what ethical considerations arise? This topic will be explored at “Crossroads of Technology...
Feb. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers are seeking genetic clues to explain why risk factors for AF are more prevalent in African-Americans but their incidence of the disease is lower than European-Americans.
Feb. 8, 2012—A new analytical tool points to genes that act together to increase disease risk.
Jan. 20, 2012—In addition to body mass index, genetic markers of obesity may provide value in predicting endometrial cancer risk.
Jan. 5, 2012—A new study in the American Journal of Human Genetics, led by Vanderbilt researchers Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., and Dana Crawford, Ph.D., takes random volumes of human genotypes and matches them with data siphoned from de-identified medical records and sheds new light on the genetic basis of the common disease hypothyroidism. In a research lab,...
Dec. 15, 2011—Protein helps ensure proper division of chromosomes during cell division.
Nov. 18, 2011—A new mouse model provides a tool for testing novel therapeutic approaches for neurofibromatosis.
Nov. 11, 2011—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Vanderbilt researchers a two-year, $1 million grant to Vanderbilt to develop a model for applying genomic testing to drug prescribing in “real-world” settings.
Oct. 28, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors announced today they will begin screening patients who take commonly prescribed statin drugs for a rare genetic variation that can increase risks for side effects from these drugs such as muscle aches, kidney damage and even death.
Sep. 28, 2011—Should scientists inform participants in genomic studies about their risk for diseases or conditions discovered during the studies, and if so, when and how? A Vanderbilt professor is part of a team working to answer these questions.
Aug. 18, 2011—Researchers have discovered how key proteins are “turned on” and transmit signals inside the cell. The discovery could lead to new, more effective drugs.