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Bradley Malin elected to National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 16, 2018—Bradley Malin, professor of biomedical informatics, biostatistics and computer science, is among 85 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine.

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Novel genetic study sheds new light on risk of heart attack

Oct. 11, 2018—Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of a heart attack, report Eric Gamazon, Sandra Zinkel and graduate students Christie Salisbury-Ruf and Clinton Bertram in new research.

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Team’s study reveals hidden lives of medical biomarkers

Oct. 11, 2018—The hidden lives of medical biomarkers are the focus of a recent study in Nature Communications by Jonathan Mosley.

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Fat tissue’s “iron sink”

Oct. 4, 2018—New research by Alyssa Hasty and colleagues shows that a certain immune cell can absorb excess iron that can compromise healthy fat tissue.

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Stretch, inflammation and hypertension

Oct. 4, 2018—New research by David Harrison and colleagues sheds light on how changes in mechanical forces in the aorta enhance immune cell activation thus promoting hypertension.

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Cytokine-cognition connection

Oct. 4, 2018—Erin Calipari and colleagues have shown that peripheral administration of a neuroprotective cytokine may improve dopamine signaling problems associated with certain psychiatric disorders.

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Probing the genetics of fibroids

Oct. 4, 2018— Digna Velez Edwards and colleagues have now conducted the first genome-wide association study to search for genetic loci associated with differences in fibroid size and number.

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New study looks at brain networks involved in free will

Oct. 4, 2018—Using lesion network mapping, a recently developed technique for analyzing how the brain works, Ryan Darby studied free will perception related to movement decisions.

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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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