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Study uses IT to prevent early childhood obesity

Jan. 4, 2019—A research team led by Russell Rothman has been approved for a $7 million research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to conduct a trial comparing clinic and consumer information technology approaches to promote healthy behaviors and prevent early childhood obesity.

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Using a mapping technique to reassess prior Alzheimer’s studies finds ‘powerful,’ improved reproducibility

Dec. 19, 2018—A neural mapping approach that pegs results from more than two dozen previous Alzheimer’s studies found that reproducibility improves when trying to isolate symptoms to a brain network rather than a single area of the brain.

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Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status

Dec. 19, 2018—A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.

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Engineering and surgical collaborators celebrate new ‘home’

Dec. 14, 2018—VISE celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing healthcare techniques from the lab to patients.

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Policies for Action Research Hub at Vanderbilt created

Dec. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Peabody College have established a transinstitutional Policies for Action Research Hub to better understand and develop recommendations to address the needs of some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children, including those in immigrant families and with prenatal exposure to opioids.

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Lean vs. obese adipose tissue cells

Dec. 14, 2018—New research led by Alyssa Hasty shows that diet-induced weight loss in obese individuals increases levels of a white blood cell that promotes metabolic health in fatty tissues, but not in the liver.

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The exocyst dynamo

Dec. 14, 2018—Mukhtar Ahmed and colleagues say the methods they employed to understand the mechanisms by which exocysts--protein complexes essential to life--function have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of cell dynamics.

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Study links soy formula feeding and menstrual pain

Dec. 13, 2018—The report authored by Margaret Adgent adds to the increasing evidence supporting the reproductive health consequences of early-life exposure to soy formula.

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Early postpartum opioids linked with persistent usage

Dec. 13, 2018—Filling opioid prescriptions after giving birth raises the risk of prolonged use of the drugs in the following year.

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High-dose antipsychotics place children at increased risk of unexpected death

Dec. 13, 2018—The findings reinforce guidelines for cautious use of antipsychotics in younger populations, according to senior author Wayne Ray.

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Lindsley named to National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 11, 2018—Craig W. Lindsley, William K. Warren Jr. Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, has been elected a fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Inventors.

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Study tests new vaccine for precancerous cervical cells

Dec. 7, 2018—The study will test the safety of a new cervical cancer vaccine for women who already have a significant presence of precancerous cells.

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