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Discovery of aggressive cancer cell types by Vanderbilt researchers made possible with machine learning techniques

Jun. 24, 2020—Rebecca Ihrie and Jonathan Irish are leading the development of machine learning applications for brain cancer research.

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New method captures early viral-host protein interactions

May. 7, 2020—Researchers have developed a method to identify the primary interactions between incoming viral RNA genomes and host proteins.

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Study reveals an inherited origin of prostate cancer in families

Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the study of prostate cancer patients with family histories of the disease.

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VUMC-led team isolates antibody that blocks bird flu

Dec. 12, 2019—VUMC scientists are redoubling their efforts to help people fight off bird flu. Their focus is H7N9, one of the most dangerous of the influenza viruses that have been transmitted from birds to humans.

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Diabetes drug study explores cardiovascular risks for patients with kidney disease

Sep. 25, 2019—An observational study using medical record information from nearly 50,000 U.S. military veterans sheds new light on which drugs are best for patients with Type 2 diabetes and one of its common complications, kidney disease.

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Discovery may point to better treatments for Type 1 diabetes

Aug. 22, 2019—Researchers have made a paradigm-shifting discovery that could lead to new treatments, better health and longer life for patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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Team’s study reveals details of new DNA repair pathway

Jul. 25, 2019—Investigators have discovered how a DNA repair pathway protein shields sites of damage to avoid mutations and maintain genome integrity.

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How proteins spread linked to Alzheimer’s disease sex differences

Jul. 18, 2019—The ways certain proteins spread may help explain why the prevalence of Alzheimer’s is higher in women than in men.

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Team identifies new gene candidates for breast cancer risk

Jun. 28, 2018—An international coalition led by scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Herston, Australia, has identified 48 candidate susceptibility genes for breast cancer risk, including 14 genes at loci (chromosome regions) not yet reported for breast cancer.

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Study finds broken circadian clock in human tumors

Mar. 29, 2018—Human tumors appear to have a broken circadian clock, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center report in the journal PeerJ.

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Study of mucus may help guide sinusitis treatment

Mar. 29, 2018—A patient’s mucus may predict the type of his or her chronic sinusitis, which could help doctors determine whether surgery or medical treatments can produce the best outcomes, according to a recently published Vanderbilt study.

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Study tracks impact of NAS on state Medicaid programs 

Mar. 23, 2018—In the United States, one infant is born every 15 minutes with withdrawal symptoms after being exposed to opioids before birth, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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