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Gut response to fluid flow

Oct. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that microvilli – finger-like projections from cells in the intestine – respond to the shear stress of fluid flow to drive a cellular pathway that regulates nutrient balance.

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New tools to combat kidney fibrosis

Oct. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a new mouse model of kidney fibrosis, which provides a platform for identifying new targets and treatment strategies.

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Boosting sarcoma cell death

Oct. 4, 2017—A compound identified at Vanderbilt represents a new lead for treating rare, aggressive childhood cancers called Ewing sarcomas.

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Novel insights to antibiotic targets

Sep. 29, 2017—New mechanistic details about the DNA-unwinding activity of antibacterial protein targets could lead to the design of better antibiotic medicines.

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Cellular calcium handling in diabetes

Sep. 28, 2017—Potassium channels in a cellular organelle regulate calcium flux and appear to play a critical role in pancreatic beta cell health.

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Major grant to enhance kidney disease research

Sep. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension has received a five-year, $5 million federal grant to provide core research services in the fight against kidney disease.

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Acid reflux cancer link

Sep. 14, 2017—Blocking acid reflux-induced production of reactive oxygen compounds may be a useful strategy for preventing DNA damage and decreasing the risk of esophageal cancer.

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Early drivers of gastric cancer

Aug. 8, 2017—Using bioinformatics approaches, Vanderbilt investigators have identified gene expression networks that are deregulated in mouse and human stomach cancers.

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HDAC3 role in B-cell development

Aug. 3, 2017—The histone deacetylase HDAC3 is required for the maturation of B cells, white blood cells that produce antibodies.

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Student’s summer research program honors her mother

Jul. 27, 2017—As a teenager, Ashley Duhon realized she wanted to become a doctor so she could help people, like her mother, who suffer from medical complications due to type 1 diabetes.

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VUMC team’s discovery could lead to new diabetes treatment

Jun. 15, 2017—High circulating glucose, the hallmark of diabetes, is linked to the disease’s most serious complications including heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and amputation. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death and costs the nation an estimated $322 billion a year. Restoring the action of insulin has been the traditional treatment route. Insulin, a hormone...

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PET imaging to predict tumor response

Jun. 14, 2017—A PET probe that detects the amino acid glutamine predicts whether tumors respond to certain targeted therapies in preclinical animal models.

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