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Team’s findings could spur new treatments for type 2 diabetes

Sep. 6, 2018—New research by an international team that includes Vanderbilt researchers shows how a common diabetes drug blocks glucose production by the liver, suggesting new avenues for treatment.

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Nicotine patch shows promise in treating late-life depression

Sep. 6, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center pilot study of treating late-life depression in nonsmokers with transdermal nicotine (nicotine patch) has yielded some promising results, but the study’s author cautions that more study is needed.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: ‘Health Inequities in our Backyard and Strategies to Address Them’

Sep. 6, 2018—Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, is the Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance and Associate Professor of Medicine at both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College.

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Team isolates antibodies that neutralize GI bug norovirus

Aug. 30, 2018—The discovery of these antibodies could significantly improve the diagnosis and treatment of the leading cause of stomach illness in the world.

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Investigators find that bile acids reduce cocaine reward

Aug. 30, 2018—The discovery that high levels of bile acids appear to blunt cravings for cocaine could lead to new treatments for addiction.

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Study links aortic stiffness with lower cerebral blood flow

Aug. 30, 2018—A symptom related to hypertension may play a role in cognitive decline, according to new research by Angela Jefferson.

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Using light to fight GVHD

Aug. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered new insights into the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host-disease, a complication of bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

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Energetic gene switch

Aug. 30, 2018—James Galligan and Lawrence Marnett have discovered a new histone modification that can affect gene expression.

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A brain-builder called “Shh”

Aug. 30, 2018—A newly discovered role for the "Sonic the Hedgehog" protein in the proper development of the cerebellum.

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New faculty chair in Vanderbilt’s Basic Sciences created in memory of biochemist Richard Armstrong

Aug. 29, 2018—A $1 million gift has established a new faculty chair within the School of Medicine’s Basic Sciences that is named in honor of the late biochemist Richard Armstrong.

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Clue to treating obesity found in body’s ‘rheostat’

Aug. 23, 2018—New research by Masoud Ghamari-Langroudi and colleagues has revealed that a certain brain protein called MC3R plays a role in causing the body to reset its "ideal" weight.

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Eighth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception

Aug. 23, 2018—The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training will hold its eighth annual Simple Beginnings lab coat ceremony on Friday, Aug. 31.

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