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Number of minority trainees on rise, but not minority faculty

Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators examined the entire training pathway of potential biomedical research faculty and found two key points of loss: during undergraduate education and in transition from postdoctoral fellowship to tenure-track faculty.

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Rising obesity rates in South leading to rapid increase in diabetes

Jan. 18, 2018—Rising obesity rates in several Southern states are leading to a rapid increase in new cases of diabetes among both black and white adults. A new study helmed by investigators at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) found the risk of diabetes is double for black patients.

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Restricting HIV-1 infection

Sep. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers are discovering ways that host proteins block HIV-1 infection, which could suggest new avenues for treatment.

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VU scientists report a way to calm the sepsis “storm”

Jun. 22, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found a way to calm the “genomic storm” that triggers the often-lethal consequences of sepsis.

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Blood type link to cancer survival

May. 17, 2017—Blood type A was associated with longer ovarian cancer survival in a recent Vanderbilt-led study.

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Children at risk for complications from brown recluse spider bites: study

Apr. 27, 2017—Medical complications of brown recluse spider bites are uncommon but they can be severe, particularly in children, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) reported April 19.

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Team’s study uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine

Feb. 16, 2017—New research from Vanderbilt University eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu.

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GRE may be poor predictor of science success: study

Jan. 19, 2017—Since it was created in 1949, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) has been one of the most widely used requirements for admission to U.S. graduate schools. As a predictor of performance and success in graduate school, however, the exam is not without its critics.

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Culprits in genetic epilepsies

Oct. 11, 2016—Genetic variation in GABA-A receptors confers risk for inherited forms of epilepsy.

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The odds of asthma

Jun. 27, 2016—A number of factors during infancy increase the risk that a child will later develop asthma.

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Myelin repair factors

Apr. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers show that two factors promote the repair of myelin, the nerve cell covering that deteriorates in diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

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Eye of a cytokine storm

Mar. 9, 2016—A new animal model can be used to “dissect” the inflammatory response to infection.

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