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Author: Bill Snyder

Study seeks to explore drug link to fetal vessel defect

Aug. 18, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received a grant to study whether drugs given to premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) contribute to a potentially lethal condition called patent ductus arteriosus.

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Vanderbilt Prize winner Lehmann’s Discovery Lecture postponed

Aug. 17, 2022—Ruth Lehmann, PhD, recipient of the 2022 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in 208 Light Hall.

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Nanoparticles boost anti-cancer immunity

Aug. 16, 2022—An ingenious targeted nanoparticle approach developed by Vanderbilt researchers reduced tumor burden in a model of ovarian cancer.

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Science career “pipeline” garners national attention

Aug. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt's Aspirnaut STEM pipeline for diversity and wellness recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a daylong scientific symposium, followed by a feature on the program broadcast Aug. 2 on NBC Nightly News.

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Embryo screening for mental illness questioned

Aug. 3, 2022—Report finds polygenic embryo screening (PES) does not provide an accurate measure of the risk of developing psychiatric disorders later in life.

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Video vital for telehealth visits

Jul. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt study of 18,130 telehealth visits at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic defines risk factors associated with telehealth access and suggests how health systems can improve access.

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C. difficile may contribute to colorectal cancer: study

Jul. 28, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that the bacterium Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) may be a previously unrecognized contributor to colorectal cancer.

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Difficulty swallowing linked to chronic opioid use: study

Jul. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that chronic use of opioid painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone significantly increases the risk of dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing.

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Longtime division leader earns degree, accolades

Jul. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt's Amy Shelton, MS, has been awarded a Master of Science Degree in Research Administration with Honors from the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

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Vanderbilt MSTP students receive P.E.O. Scholar Awards

Jul. 14, 2022—Three aspiring physician-scientists in Vanderbilt University’s Medical Scientist Training Program are among this year’s recipients of highly competitive P.E.O. Scholar Awards.

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Darling honored by Society of Research Administrators

Jul. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt's Heather Darling, PMP, has been selected as a Future of the Field honoree by the Society of Research Administrators International.

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Grad student Shelton selected as Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 13, 2022—Catherine Shelton has been selected as the 2022 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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