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    Nicotine patch shows promise in treating late-life depression

    A Vanderbilt University Medical Center pilot study of treating late-life depression in nonsmokers with transdermal nicotine (nicotine patch) has yielded some promising results, but the study’s author cautions that more study is needed. Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

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    Smoking study personalizes treatment

    A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a nicotine patch. Read More

    Nov. 16, 2017

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    Study explores nicotine patch to treat mild cognitive impairment

    Three years ago Reece Dean, of Nashville’s Bellevue community, retired at age 69 from a career as a busy truck driver. Mary Ann, his wife, began to notice some changes in his memory and behavior since he was home more consistently. Read More

    Nov. 2, 2017

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    Academic Minute: Nicotine and memory

    Paul Newhouse, Jim Turner Professor of Cognitive Disorders, is interviewed about his research showing that nicotine can help boost memory in people with mild cognitive impairment. Read More

    May. 30, 2012

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    VUCast Newscast: Inside a Preds coach’s deep brain stimulation surgery

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: ·         Inside A Preds coach’s deep brain stimulation surgery ·         How nicotine could impact memory ·         Why a research lab wants Vandy undergrads [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Jan. 27, 2012

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    Nicotine may aid memory for some older adults: study

    Wearing a nicotine patch may help improve memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published this week by Paul Newhouse, director of the Center for Cognitive Medicine. Read More

    Jan. 13, 2012