• VISE affiliate receives prestigious NIH award for her research on Alzheimer’s Disease

    VISE affiliate receives prestigious NIH award for her research on Alzheimer’s Disease

    Biomedical engineering doctoral student Sarah Goodale has been awarded a National Institute on Aging Transition to Postdoc Fellowship for her proposed work on investigating fatigue and sleep disturbance symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease and their relationship with functional and structural properties of the brain and intellectual decline. The National Institutes of Health NIA F99/K00 award supports... Read More

    Nov 3, 2022

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    PET imaging probe for Alzheimer’s disease

    Vanderbilt researchers report on a new PET imaging probe that will be useful for exploring Alzheimer’s disease pathology. Read More

    Feb 24, 2022

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    Ensuring the “best possible” medication history

    About 80% of hospital admission electronic records were missing a drug prescribed to an older adult, Vanderbilt researchers found, highlighting the need for a multipronged approach to address medication discrepancies and support safe prescribing practices. Read More

    Jan 18, 2022

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    Mood and cognition after chemotherapy

    Validation of cognitive complaints appears to improve mood in patients with persistent chemotherapy-cognitive impairment, Vanderbilt researchers report. Read More

    Jul 26, 2021


    Delirium and mortality reexamined

    A multicenter study of ICU patients found that in the hospital, delirium was associated with a nearly three-fold increase in risk of death the following day, but after discharge there was no association between delirium and mortality. Read More

    Jul 8, 2021

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    A compound to counteract aging?

    A compound that increases lifespan in yeast is offering clues to pharmacological approaches that might slow the aging process and improve health. Read More

    Apr 29, 2021

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    Chemo for cancer lowers dementia risk

    Cancer chemotherapy lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive disorders that disproportionately affect older people. Read More

    Mar 22, 2021

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    Strength training for osteoarthritis

    High-intensity strength training is not more effective than low-intensity training or educational efforts for reducing knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Read More

    Mar 18, 2021

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    New clue to Alzheimer’s disease

    Combining studies of genetically diverse mouse populations and human data led to the identification of a gene associated with cognitive decline and brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

    Sep 3, 2020

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    Genetic screen in worms reveals critical step in insulin synthesis

    The identification of a protein important for insulin synthesis may hold clues for understanding the pathogenesis of diabetes. Read More

    Dec 4, 2019

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    Probing the pathology of impaired cognition

    A new link between a support protein within the brain's white matter and known Alzheimer's biomarkers discovered by Angela Jefferson and colleagues bring researchers a step toward earlier and more precise detection of neuropathology underlying cognitive impairment that may lead to new targeted therapies Read More

    Oct 26, 2018

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    Alzheimer’s proteins in ICU survivors

    The cognitive impairment that affects patients who survive a stay in the ICU does not appear to have a similar mechanism to Alzheimer’s disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered. Read More

    Mar 27, 2018

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    Vitamin C deficiency and mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease

    Recent findings suggest that vitamin C deficiency could contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that avoiding deficiency through diet and supplementation could protect against disease onset. Read More

    Dec 1, 2017

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    Pain and Alzheimer’s disease

    Clinicians should use a structured interview in people with Alzheimer’s disease to identify pain that might be otherwise overlooked. Read More

    Sep 5, 2017

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    Oxidative stress on the brain

    Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that oxidative damage may play an important role in the development of a rare cholesterol synthesis disease and in the behavioral changes of autism spectrum disorders. Read More

    Aug 23, 2017

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    Clue to pulmonary hypertension

    Vanderbilt investigators have studied the relationship between race, cardiometabolic traits and pulmonary hypertension. Read More

    Apr 13, 2017

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    A molecular clue to longevity

    In budding yeast, accumulation of a certain type of RNA in the nucleus increased life span, offering a new clue to longevity. Read More

    Mar 31, 2017

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    Delirium in the ED

    Interventions for delirium in the emergency department setting are needed to preserve patients’ long-term function and cognition, Vanderbilt investigators have found. Read More

    Mar 20, 2017

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    Dementia linked to diet

    Some memory deficits observed in Alzheimer’s disease may be due to co-morbid illnesses – not the disease itself – and may be reversed by lifestyle changes or pharmacologic interventions. Read More

    Feb 7, 2017

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    Risk factors for delirium

    High levels of blood markers for vascular endothelial dysfunction were associated with longer periods of confusion in ICU patients, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered. Read More

    Sep 13, 2016