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Team seeks to create genetic map of worm’s nervous system

Dec. 7, 2018—A complete map of gene expression for the worm may help address broad questions in neuroscience about how gene expression programs establish diverse sets of neurons and how genetic differences contribute to neuronal function in healthy and disease conditions.

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Team spots clue to rare lung and kidney diseases

Dec. 7, 2018—Research led by Billy Hudson has identified an antibody associated with pulmonary-renal syndrome, a rare autoimmune condition.

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Lung cancer survival signal

Nov. 30, 2018—New research by Jonathan Lehman and Pierre Massion have identfied a bioimarker that suggests poor prognosis for small-cell lung cancer, as well as potential target for new therapies.

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Ethics study explores precision medicine’s risks, rewards

Nov. 30, 2018—Results of the study suggest the prospect of an array of individual and societal benefits to personalized medicine, as well as risks for physical, dignitary, group, economic, psychological and legal harms, many of which may have been over-emphasized or overlooked in the literature.

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NEI grants help bolster glaucoma research efforts

Nov. 30, 2018—Tonia Rex and David Calkins were recently awarded National Eye Institute grants totaling $6.8 million over five years to develop new treatments for optic neuropathies and glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

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Green tea and diabetes

Nov. 30, 2018—A recent study led by Xiao-Ou Shu and colleagues found that green tea drinking was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults, possibly due to the use of pesticides on tea plants--though the researchers call for further study of the exact mechanism.

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Analyzing single-cell landscapes

Nov. 30, 2018—Qi Liu, PhD, Ken Lau, PhD, and colleagues have developed a new tool, sc-UniFrac, to quantify diverse cell types in single-cell studies.

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Parsing diabetic skin infections

Nov. 30, 2018—People with diabetes may be prone to more skin infections due to an overabundance of a compound that controls inflammation in the body.

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Celebration honors 10 new endowed chair holders

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt's 10 newest endowed chair holders, who come from six schools and colleges across campus, were lauded for their exemplary teaching and scholarship at a Nov. 27 ceremony .

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Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Nov. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers in the schools of engineering and medicine are exploring the feasibility of using Raman spectroscopy for early detection of HPV-related cancers of the throat in order to reduce the need for biopsies and to offer less intensive therapies.

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Ancora announces major funding awards to support Vanderbilt drug discovery research

Nov. 26, 2018—Ancora Innovation, LLC, the new collaboration between Vanderbilt and Deerfield Management established earlier this year, has completed its inaugural proposal review process and announced two projects selected for funding.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Laura Rothstein Nov. 30

Nov. 20, 2018—Laura Rothstein, professor of law and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, will discuss "Emerging Issues for Health Care Professional Programs for Individuals with Disabilities: Southeastern Community College Revisited" on Friday, Nov. 30. The Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series talk will begin at noon in Light Hall, Room 208.

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