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Department of Medicine Archives

Asthma’s androgen connection

Oct. 12, 2018—New findings may explain why the prevalence of asthma is higher in women and suggest that testosterone derivatives may be useful for treating more severe types of asthma.

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Targeting diabetic kidney disease

Oct. 12, 2018—Pathways activated by the epidermal growth factor receptor may be attractive targets to treat diabetic kidney disease, according to new findings from Vanderbilt investigators.

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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 myocardial infarction (heart attack), Vanderbilt scientists reported Oct. 3 in the journal eLife.

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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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Study reveals new targets to inhibit pulmonary fibrosis

Oct. 4, 2018—In a study out this week in Science Translational Medicine, 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 in mice.

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Stretch, inflammation and hypertension

Sep. 27, 2018—New research sheds light on how changes in blood vessel forces enhance immune cell activation and promote hypertension.

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Cancer Moonshot award to help map tumor progression

Sep. 27, 2018—A trans-institutional team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University has received an $11 million Cancer Moonshot grant to build a single-cell resolution atlas to map out the routes that benign colonic polyps take to progress to colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among both men and women in the United States.

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Clinic helps adults clarify true status of penicillin allergy

Sep. 27, 2018—by Bill Snyder Two years ago when she was given a type of penicillin to fight off bacterial pneumonia, Kelly Cummins developed a rash, itching and shortness of breath. Suspecting she was having a reaction to the life-saving medication, her doctor stopped the penicillin and substituted a different class of antibiotic. Cummins recovered but now...

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New HIV research training program launched

Sep. 20, 2018—With the help of a $1.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a specialized research training program called Vanderbilt Scholars in HIV and Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Research, or V-SCHoLARs.

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Diabetes drug may prevent cancer

Sep. 14, 2018—The research suggests that metformin should be further studied clinically for the prevention of liver cancer.

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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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Link between immune system, disease explored

Sep. 6, 2018—The first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the academic year featured presentations by two Vanderbilt faculty members.

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