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Author: Bill Snyder

New histoplasmosis risk map

Sep. 14, 2018—The new mapping approach, called suitability score mapping, should improve public health assessments and interventions for geographic-specific infections.

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Research reveals link between immunity, diabetes

Sep. 13, 2018—When it comes to diet-induced obesity, your immune system is not always your friend.

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Discovery Lecture to focus on nation’s opioid epidemic

Sep. 6, 2018—Innovative strategies for addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic and its consequences will be discussed during a Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture on Sept. 13. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in room 208 Light Hall.

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Biomedical sciences journey starts from Simple Beginnings

Sep. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine welcomed 112 new doctoral students on Aug. 31 during the ninth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room filled with family members and other well-wishers.

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

Sep. 6, 2018—An international research team including scientists from Vanderbilt University has discovered how the diabetes drug metformin blocks glucose production by the liver. The discovery, reported Aug. 27 in the journal Nature Medicine, could lead to development of new ways to treat type 2 diabetes.

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Energetic gene switch

Aug. 30, 2018—New findings link flux through glycolysis, which produces cellular energy, with transcription and gene expression via histone modification.

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Team isolates antibodies that neutralize GI bug norovirus

Aug. 30, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have isolated the first human monoclonal antibodies that can neutralize norovirus, the leading cause of acute gastrointestinal illness in the world.

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

Aug. 23, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan have discovered a critical factor in the rheostatic control of body weight by the brain.

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New award honors research by graduate students

Aug. 23, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has established a new award to recognize and support outstanding graduate students who have distinguished themselves through the excellence, significance and scientific rigor of their work.

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Predictive models for gene regulation

Aug. 16, 2018—Using new computational approaches to understand the behavior of cells should aid efforts to predict how mutations affect cell function and how diseases respond to drug combinations.

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Kropski, Shoemaker honored by Doris Duke Foundation

Aug. 9, 2018—Two early-career physician-scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are among 18 recipients of 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Awards announced July 31 by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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VUSM’s Umutesi, Shemwell land Global Health Corps fellowships

Aug. 9, 2018—Two alumni of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Master of Public Health (MPH) program have been awarded highly competitive fellowships with the Global Health Corps (GHC).

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