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Cardiac dysfunction in DMD

Mar. 28, 2019—The protein MMP7 is elevated in blood from patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who have cardiac dysfunction, suggesting that it may be a biomarker for heart disease severity.

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Team’s study reveals hidden lives of medical biomarkers

Oct. 11, 2018—What do medical biomarkers do on evenings and weekends, when they might be considered off the clock?

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Pregnancy-related heart disorder clues

Jun. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have identified biomarkers that could be useful for evaluating and treating pregnancy-related heart failure.

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IOM study calls for better evidence for biomarker tests

Mar. 10, 2016—Biomarker tests that help determine which patients may benefit from molecularly targeted therapies need better evidence and oversight to improve their effectiveness and availability, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Platelet protein modification

Jan. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have identified a new biomarker to assess platelet function.

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Biomarker for intestinal tumors

Oct. 21, 2015—A new marker could be useful for diagnosing and treating neuroendocrine tumors of the small intestines.

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Skin biopsy to diagnose depression?

Aug. 29, 2014—It may be possible to use skin cells as biomarkers to diagnose and manage depression.

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Nobel laureate stresses need to develop biomarkers

Apr. 18, 2013—After 40 years in basic science working with yeast cells, Nobel laureate Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., has turned his attention in a new direction.

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Brain tumor TIP reveals new target

Feb. 4, 2013—The protein TIP-1 appears to be a novel prognostic marker for glioblastoma and may be a good therapeutic target for disrupting tumor-driven blood vessel development.

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Cancer markers from archived tissue

Dec. 20, 2012—Archived tissue samples are yielding new disease biomarkers.

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Biomarkers may offer autism clues

Jul. 31, 2012—A combination of biomarkers may reveal new clues about causes of and potential interventions for autism.

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Vanderbilt identifies genes linked to breast cancer chemo resistance

Jun. 11, 2012—A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn’t effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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