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Feb. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt biochemist Yi Ren is part of a team that has identified a new behavior of a SARS-CoV-2 protein and discovered that interfering with its function can block virus replication in host cells. This opens up the potential for new therapeutic targets for COVID-19.
Surgical robots developed by Vanderbilt researchers could make radical prostatectomy safer and less invasive
Feb. 10, 2021—Surgery for prostate cancer—the most prevalent cancer in men—soon could no longer require cutting through healthy tissue and nerves. Surgeons instead may work with minuscule robots developed at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering.
Why does COVID-19 seem to spare children? Vanderbilt University Medical Center study offers an answer
Nov. 18, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and their colleagues have determined a key factor as to why COVID-19 appears to infect and sicken adults and older people preferentially while seeming to spare younger children.
Nov. 10, 2020—Imaging science experts at Vanderbilt develop deep learning tool to remove distortions in MRI images, decreasing patient time in MRI scanner and correcting legacy images used for teaching.
Interdisciplinary melanoma research brings understanding of cellular resistance to cancer treatment, opening doors to new cures
Oct. 21, 2020—Drug-tolerant persister cells–those that survive cancer treatment–found to rely on similar survival mechanisms across cancers, in a groundbreaking study led by Vanderbilt researchers.
Sep. 11, 2020—A new $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health is enabling Vanderbilt University chemist Renã A.S. Robinson to expand her research on racial disparities in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Aug. 19, 2020—While 60 percent of people with metastatic melanoma, an aggressive type of skin cancer, have multiple treatment options available to them, roughly 40 percent either do not respond to treatment, or relapse.
Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University developing ‘socially assistive robots’ to stem loneliness and encourage activity among aging
Jun. 18, 2020—Prestigious grant awarded to Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt researcher developing social robotics to stymie apathy among older adults.
New research reveals environmental pollutant in drinking water is more dangerous than previously understood
May. 26, 2020—Nancy Carrasco has found that the environmental pollutant perchlorate, found in drinking water in 49 states, is more dangerous than we knew.
Sep. 19, 2019—VUMC's Eric Gamazon has received a Genomic Innovator Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the NIH.
Mar. 23, 2018—The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare has issued a Request For Information inviting researchers and other individuals to comment on proposed approaches to reducing regulatory burden with respect to the use of laboratory animals.
Feb. 22, 2018—The National Institutes of Health has posted information for the 2018 S10 Shared and High-End Instrumentation Grants programs. These programs and links to their program announcements are: Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (SIG) (link is external): The SIG Program funds grant awards in the $50,000 to $600,000 range. Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research Grant Program (SIFAR)...