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Stem cells take heart

Feb. 20, 2012—Signaling pathway discoveries suggest ways to induce stem cells to become cardiac muscle cells, which could be useful for regenerating damaged heart muscle.

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Memory intact in early psychosis

Feb. 16, 2012—Brain deficits are not present in the early stages of schizophrenia, suggesting it may be possible to delay or prevent the development of brain abnormalities.

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On the tail of RSV infection mechanism

Feb. 15, 2012—New details about the life cycle of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could aid the development of therapies to combat this leading cause of serious illness in infants and the elderly.

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Matchmaker for clinical studies

Feb. 8, 2012—ResearchMatch.org is a web-based registry that is connecting participants and researchers for clinical studies.

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Tool finds connections in genome data

Feb. 8, 2012—A new analytical tool points to genes that act together to increase disease risk.

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Treatment window for genetic disorder

Feb. 1, 2012—Treatment with a drug used to prevent organ rejection partially reverses the course of tuberous sclerosis, research in mice suggests.

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Drugs reverse lung cancer cell changes

Feb. 1, 2012—Drugs that target “epigenetic” changes may help treat or slow the progression of lung cancer.

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Protein repairs esophageal DNA damage

Jan. 25, 2012—A protein involved in repairing DNA damage associated with gastric reflux may play a tumor suppressor role in the esophagus and could represent a target for therapies to combat esophageal cancer.

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Alcohol’s molecular mediators

Jan. 23, 2012—Therapeutic agents focusing on the brain region involved in stress-induced relapse may be effective in preventing relapse in patients with alcohol use disorders.

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Studies shed new light on how nitric oxide is produced

Jan. 20, 2012—The discovery of a previously unrecognized and pivotal role of enzyme ASL in nitric oxide production could potentially lead to new therapies for babies with pulmonary hypertension.

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Digestive disease research bolstered by grant renewal

Jan. 20, 2012—The Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a second five-year renewal of its federal research grant.

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Pumping up the pancreas in pregnancy

Jan. 20, 2012—A strain of mutant mice provide a novel model for studying glucose intolerance and gestational diabetes during pregnancy and suggest that certain molecules may be useful for therapeutic applications.

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