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Flu vaccine response in older adults

Jan. 25, 2017—High dose flu vaccine boosts the immune response in older adults by increasing activation of certain immune cells.

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Saliva test for obesity risk

Jan. 24, 2017—“Epigenetic signatures” in DNA may present an opportunity for prevention of or early intervention in childhood obesity.

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Improving vaccine formulations

Jan. 20, 2017—The compound MPLA is an attractive vaccine component, designed to elicit a robust immune response.

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Colorectal cancer clues

Jan. 19, 2017—Although cancers arising from different areas of the large intestine are heterogeneous, they appear to use similar important tumorigenic pathways.

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Digestive Disease Research Center lands major grant

Jan. 19, 2017—The Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center (VDDRC) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with a third consecutive five-year renewal of its federal research grant.

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Surprising finding by VU team sheds light on fibrotic disease

Jan. 19, 2017—Integrins are membrane proteins made up of combinations of different “alpha” and “beta” subunits that enable cells throughout the body to interact with their surroundings.

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Metastatic pancreatic cancer ‘reprograms’ for malignancy

Jan. 19, 2017—Metastatic pancreatic cancer — cancer that has spread from the pancreas to other tissues and is responsible for most patient deaths — changes its metabolism and is “reprogrammed” for optimal malignancy, according to new findings reported Jan. 16 in Nature Genetics.

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Softening tumor tissue could aid cancer treatments

Jan. 16, 2017—Tumors cause the intracellular material surrounding them to stiffen. Softening this protective layer could make existing cancer treatments more effective, according to new research.

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DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand

Jan. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have developed a new method for duplicating DNA that makes devices small enough to hold in your hand that are capable of identifying infectious agents before symptoms appear.

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Midgut neuroendocrine tumor prognosis

Jan. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators recommend that the presence of tumor deposits in the abdomen be included when staging midgut neuroendocrine tumors.

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Department of Medicine’s NIH funding swells

Jan. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has long been recognized as a national leader in biomedical research. Nowhere is this more evident than in the school’s Department of Medicine, which, during the 2016 federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, broke another record.

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Investigational new drug for Alzheimer’s scheduled for first study in humans

Dec. 27, 2016—Vanderbilt University scientists have received notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that testing in humans may proceed for an investigational new drug for Alzheimer's disease after more than 10 years of research by scientists at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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