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Author: Bill Snyder

Ibuprofen and COVID-19: a doctor’s guidance

Mar. 18, 2020—Last week, France’s health ministry urged people who have been infected by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to avoid taking over-the- counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin because they might increase the severity of the infection.

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UC Berkeley’s Doudna named to receive Vanderbilt Prize

Mar. 18, 2020—Jennifer Doudna, PhD, who led development of the revolutionary genome editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9, is the recipient of the 2020 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced this week.

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Triple-negative breast cancer drug therapy shows promise

Mar. 12, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) discovered a role for MYCN in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a particularly aggressive form of the disease, and identified a potential intervention for further clinical investigation.

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Clinical investigation society lauds Vanderbilt scientists

Mar. 12, 2020—Five faculty members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine are among 80 physician-scientists who will be inducted this year into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an elite honor society of physician-scientists from the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. They are:

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Neurotransmitter expert Amara set for March 12 Discovery Lecture

Mar. 4, 2020—Susan Amara, PhD, scientific director of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and an expert on the biology of neurotransmitter transporters, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 12.

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Breast cancer study may help predict treatment response

Feb. 27, 2020—Researchers at VUMC are reporting another advance in the understanding and treatment of triple-negative breast cancer, which is particularly aggressive and difficult to treat.

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Potential new heartburn drug studied at VUMC

Feb. 26, 2020—An investigational drug that binds bile acids in the stomach can reduce the severity of heartburn symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when combined with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a new study suggests.

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Protein interactions and brain function

Feb. 20, 2020—Roger Colbran and colleagues have discovered new molecular details about the function of an enzyme with a key role in shaping learning and memory.

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Post-transplant diabetes may be reversible: study

Feb. 20, 2020—Post-transplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM), a common complication of immunosuppressive drugs that are given to prevent transplant rejection, may be reversible and at least partially preventable, researchers at VUMC report.

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Awards honor research staff’s crucial contributions

Feb. 19, 2020—Laboratory and administrative personnel at VUMC were honored last week for research excellence during the 16th annual Research Staff Awards luncheon.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center among top 100 proposals for MacArthur Foundation $100 million grant

Feb. 19, 2020—The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled a grant proposal from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the “Top 100,” in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical societal challenges.

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Algorithm helps improve coronary calcium detection

Feb. 13, 2020—A new algorithm for artificial intelligence-assisted calcium scoring can accurately determine cardiovascular risk across a range of CT scans and in a racially diverse population.

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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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