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Author: Bill Snyder

Wilkins named CTSA co-principal investigator

Jan. 16, 2020—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has joined Gordon Bernard, MD, as co-principal investigator of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award.

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VUMC study sheds light on gastric cancer development

Jan. 16, 2020—VUMC researchers have created the world’s first laboratory model of precancerous changes in the lining of the stomach, a scientific tour de force that is helping to unlock the mysteries of gastric cancer development.

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Kavalali receives Humboldt Research Award

Dec. 31, 2019—Ege T. Kavalali, PhD, professor and acting chair of the Department of Pharmacology in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been elected a recipient of a prestigious Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.

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VUMC-led team isolates antibody that blocks bird flu

Dec. 12, 2019—VUMC scientists are redoubling their efforts to help people fight off bird flu. Their focus is H7N9, one of the most dangerous of the influenza viruses that have been transmitted from birds to humans.

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Study examines HIV drug’s potential to treat Alzheimer’s

Dec. 12, 2019—A drug used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS is showing promise as a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

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VUMC’s Denny selected to lead national ‘All of Us’ program

Dec. 11, 2019—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Joshua Denny, MD, MS, vice president of Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to be the chief executive officer of the federal All of Us Research Program.

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Study reveals mysteries of critical brain receptor complex

Dec. 5, 2019—Poorly functioning AMPARs have been linked to a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders including seizures, Alzheimer’s disease, major depression and autism spectrum disorder. Understanding how AMPARs are formed and operate is essential for the rational design of pharmacological compounds that, by tuning AMPAR activity up or down, could improve treatment of these conditions.

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Study finds ‘frozen’ fear response may underlie PTSD

Nov. 27, 2019—To explore how fear becomes entrenched, VUMC researchers traveled down the precise neuronal pathways in the brains of mice that trigger fear responses, and which normally extinguish the behaviors once the danger has passed.

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Study explores potential new class of antidepressants

Nov. 21, 2019—Researchers at VUMC have taken a major step that could ultimately facilitate development of a new class of antidepressants which may relieve symptoms more rapidly and effectively and with fewer side effects than current medications.

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Grant spurs effort to map biology of Crohn’s disease

Nov. 20, 2019—VUMC has been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant to map — in unprecedented detail — the biology of Crohn’s disease.

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Edwards receives American Pediatric Society’s top award

Nov. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt's Kathryn Edwards, MD, is the recipient of the 2020 John Howland Award, the highest honor given by the American Pediatric Society (APS).

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Blueprint for treating epilepsy

Nov. 14, 2019—Structural details of a protein that is essential to normal brain function could improve treatments for epilepsy and other seizure disorders.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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