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Study merges big data and zebrafish biology to reveal mechanisms of human disease

Apr. 24, 2019—In a series of studies that volleyed between large databases and research in zebrafish, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a link between vascular biology and eye disease.

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Vanderbilt expert offers eye care tips for windy spring days

Mar. 22, 2016—For the past few months, most of the nation has donned hats, boots, scarves and gloves as they have faced brutally cold and icy conditions of winter. As temperatures rise, making outdoor activities more enticing, Vanderbilt ophthalmologists suggest not to be in such a hurry to throw out the habit of protecting yourself from the...

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In a zebrafish’s eye

Jul. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators demonstrate that a certain eye lens protein is evolutionarily conserved between zebrafish and rat, suggesting that zebrafish can be used as a model system to understand eye lens disorders such as cataracts.

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Results challenge conventional wisdom about where the brain begins processing visual information

Mar. 2, 2015—A new brain imaging study challenges conventional wisdom about how and where in the brain the processing of visual orientation information first occurs.

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Keeping an eye on blast trauma

Aug. 19, 2014—Understanding the cellular and molecular responses of the eye to blast injury could guide new treatment development.

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Vanderbilt ophthalmologist offers tips for healthy eyes in winter

Jan. 31, 2014—Cold weather can be rough on skin, drying it out and making it itchy and uncomfortable, but winter can also be harsh on another part of body—the eyes. During the winter months, the air outside and indoors is typically dry. The lack of moisture can make the surfaces of the eye drier as well causing...

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Vanderbilt specialists urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jul. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt specialists are urging parents and children to leave the fireworks displays to the experts this Fourth of July. Children are often seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a variety of injuries, including serious damage to eyes from bottle rockets, third-degree burns related to the use of sparklers, and trauma,...

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Eye disorder’s genetic risk factors come into focus

Mar. 7, 2013—An international group of investigators has identified seven new genetic regions associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common cause of blindness in older individuals.

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Last Days of Winter Can be Hard on Eyes; Vanderbilt Ophthalmologist Offers Care Tips

Feb. 20, 2013—Winter may be slowly giving way to spring, but the remaining cold days of the season can cause plenty of trouble for the eyes—trouble that is largely avoidable, says a Vanderbilt Eye Institute ophthalmologist.

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Aliquots – VUMC research highlights

Jan. 6, 2011—RSV prefers stressed cells “Stress granules” – globs of proteins and RNAs – form inside cells in response to environmental stressors and are thought to regulate protein production. Several viruses induce stress granule formation, but the function of these structures during virus replication is not well understood. James Crowe Jr., M.D., and colleagues report that...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

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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.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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