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Study reveals new targets to inhibit pulmonary fibrosis

Oct. 4, 2018—An international team led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center sheds new light on the cause of pulmonary fibrosis and demonstrates a way to impede the disease.

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Mass spectrometry team earns grant to map body at the cellular level

Sep. 28, 2018—Biochemistry professor Richard Caprioli, director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center, and Jeff Spraggins, research assistant professor of biochemistry, and their team will build a platform to molecularly characterize cells.

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Team’s potential lung cancer therapy lands award from SBIR

Sep. 27, 2018—A potential cancer drug aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of ionizing radiation in lung cancer patients is a step closer to development with funding support from the Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Diabetes drug may prevent liver cancer

Sep. 21, 2018—A new study by Harvey Murff finds that diabetics who take metformin have lower rates of liver cancer than those who take other diabetes drugs.

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New histoplasmosis risk map

Sep. 21, 2018—Stephen Deppen and colleagues have developed an updated map showing new areas of increased risk for a common lung infection.

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How microvilli form

Sep. 21, 2018—Research led by Matthew Tyska gives new insight into the formation of the lining of the gut that helps us absorb nutrients and guard against illness.

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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr. awards; annual lecture set for Oct. 9

Sep. 16, 2018—Nominations are now being sought by the School of Medicine for the annual Levi Watkins Jr. Faculty Award and Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards. The school also announces details of the 17th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture by Gary H. Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute director to give annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture

Sep. 13, 2018—Gary H. Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, will present "Shaping the Science and Health of the Future" at noon Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Light Hall, Room 208. Gibbons' talk is the 17th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture sponsored by the School of Medicine's Office for Diversity Affairs.

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Study tracks incidence, timing of immunotherapy-related deaths

Sep. 13, 2018—Researchers led by melanoma researcher Douglas Johnson have answered questions about the incidence and timing of rare but sometimes fatal reactions to the most widely prescribed class of immunotherapies.

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Research reveals link between immunity, diabetes

Sep. 13, 2018—An immune cell called CD8+ is supposed to attack disease, but it can also contribute to inflammation, which can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

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Vanderbilt University launches Bass Military Scholars Program

Sep. 12, 2018—A $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation will support up to 40 scholarships for military veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees at Vanderbilt University in law, management, education, medicine and nursing.

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Unleashing TIGER on small RNAs

Sep. 6, 2018—Kasey Vickers has developed a new analytical method for to study small RNAs, a poorly understood component of the genome.

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