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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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Unleashing TIGER on small RNAs

Sep. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a new analytical tool to identify, quantify and analyze small RNAs.

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Risk factors for faulty rhythms

Aug. 16, 2018—Risk factors for arrhythmias after heart surgery in infants include medications, infant age and higher surgical complexity, but not two genetic variants examined by Vanderbilt researchers.

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Scavengers “protect” HDL

Jun. 29, 2018—Jun. 29, 2018—Lipid molecules that bind to HDL can modify its function — and blocking that modification can protect HDL and potentially lower the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

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A “public” target for HIV

Jun. 8, 2018—Common sequences of antibodies against HIV may be key to developing a successful vaccine strategy for the virus.

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Enzyme protects against obesity-related heart disease

Jun. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt scientists have discovered that a certain enzyme plays a crucial role in preventing obesity-related cardiac dysfunction.

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Putting the brakes on sepsis

May. 9, 2018—An enzyme called PTEN reduces inflammatory signaling and mortality in sepsis, suggesting it may be a good therapeutic target for this life-threatening complication of infection.

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Understanding HDL structure

May. 3, 2018—Structural features of newly formed HDL particles will help guide understanding of “good cholesterol” and its function.

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Disease-fighting antibody production

Apr. 20, 2018—New research links nutrient-responsive cellular signaling to the antibody-mediated immune response.

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New view of the heartbeat

Apr. 6, 2018—Structural views of the proteins that regulate the heartbeat may help improve existing treatments for cardiac arrhythmias.

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Lung diseases share molecular signature

Apr. 5, 2018—Lung diseases of infancy and aging share a molecular signature, pointing to a potential target for treatment and prevention.

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Alzheimer’s proteins in ICU survivors

Mar. 27, 2018—The cognitive impairment that affects patients who survive a stay in the ICU does not appear to have a similar mechanism to Alzheimer’s disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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