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Virus-linked cancer gets help from host

Dec. 15, 2011—Host cell protein may be a target for strategies to limit spread of virus-induced squamous cell cancers.

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Pathway to colon cancer progression

Dec. 1, 2011—Molecular players involved in colon cancer progression could provide new biomarkers to indicate invasiveness and prognosis.

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Autoimmune drugs don’t boost infection risk: study

Nov. 18, 2011—A Vanderbilt study shows that a class of drugs used to treat autoimmune diseases does not increase the chance of hospitalization for serious infection.

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Skeletal defects in genetic disorder

Nov. 18, 2011—A new mouse model provides a tool for testing novel therapeutic approaches for neurofibromatosis.

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Let there be light and melatonin

Nov. 4, 2011—Light and the hormone melatonin may play important roles in the developing brain.

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Lung disorder drug regimen found harmful

Oct. 31, 2011—Longtime treatment for IPF ineffective and even dangerous.

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Putting the body back into the mind of schizophrenia

Oct. 31, 2011—A study using a procedure called the rubber hand illusion has found striking new evidence that people experiencing schizophrenia have a weakened sense of body ownership and has produced the first case of a spontaneous, out-of-body experience in the laboratory.

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Protein family key to aging linked to suppressing tumors

Oct. 28, 2011—The list of aging-associated proteins known to be involved in cancer is growing longer, according to research by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the National Institutes of Health.

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Growth factor boosts beta cells

Oct. 21, 2011—A growth factor may help grow transplantation-quality pancreas cells for treating diabetes.

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Information flow reduced in psychosis

Oct. 21, 2011—Bipolar depression and schizophrenia share patterns of changes in neurons that regulate information flow, new research shows.

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Predicting hospital readmission is risky business: study

Oct. 18, 2011—Each year millions of Americans return to the hospital within 30 days of their previous discharge. Although many readmissions could be preventable, most statistical models for predicting them "perform poorly," according to researchers at Vanderbilt and the Oregon Health and Science University and their affiliated VA medical centers.

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Discoveries show value of federal support

Oct. 13, 2011—An update on federally funded projects at Vanderbilt and their impact on efforts to improve education, protect people from disease and meet our nation’s energy needs.

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