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The study found that increasing number of steps taken each day can steps taken daily can reduce the risk of several common, chronic diseases. (istock image)

Counting steps can reduce disease risk: study

A Vanderbilt study found that using a wearable activity tracker to count and increase the number and intensity of steps taken daily can reduce the risk of several common, chronic diseases.

Opening a window to glaucoma

A metalloprotease enzyme plays an important role in retinal ganglion cell development, Vanderbilt researchers discovered; studying it and other family members may lead to the identification of novel targets for treating glaucoma.

Vanderbilt’s Crowe receives the Building the Foundation Award from Research!America

Vanderbilt’s James Crowe Jr., MD, has received the Building the Foundation Award from Research!America, a national biomedical research advocacy organization.

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VUMC to test whether Alzheimer’s drug can ease lupus symptoms

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is partnering with Evergreen Therapeutics Inc. to test whether an Alzheimer’s drug, memantine, can improve cognitive symptoms associated with systemic lupus.

Vanderbilt’s Terker wins NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

Andrew Terker, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who is committed to advancing the understanding and treatment of kidney disease, has received a 2022 National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award.

VUMC lands grant to build top-line biosafety facility

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is set to construct a state-of-the-art BioSafety Level 3 (BSL3) facility for research involving the COVID-19 virus, anthrax and other dangerous microorganisms.

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