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MEGAMicrobe event shows children that science can be fun

Sep. 22, 2022—More than 100 children who attended the “MEGAMicrobe Express” community science fair on Sept. 17 at the Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School in East Nashville.

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Self named co-principal investigator of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award

Sep. 22, 2022—Wesley Self, MD, MPH, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named co-principal investigator (co-PI) of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).  

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Nominations sought for Research Staff Awards

Sep. 22, 2022—Nominations for the 2022 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Research Staff Awards are now being accepted.

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VUMC leads effort to map heart disease-causing genetic variations

Sep. 13, 2022—Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Stanford Medicine, the University of Toronto and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have joined forces to “map” the specific variations in more than 25 key cardiac disease genes that negatively affect heart function.

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PheWAS reveals post-COVID-19 diagnoses

Sep. 8, 2022—Using a high-throughput informatics technique and electronic health records, Vanderbilt researchers found that COVID-19 survivors had an increased risk for more than 40 new diagnoses.

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VUMC study will evaluate alternative strategies for administering monkeypox vaccine

Sep. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt is seeking about 30 healthy adults of diverse backgrounds to participate in a national clinical trial to evaluate alternative strategies for administering the monkeypox vaccine

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MEGAMicrobe event to explore world of microbes Sept. 17

Aug. 31, 2022—Families, parents, teachers, and students are invited to explore the world of microbes during a free hands-on event from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School, 626 Russell Street in East Nashville. Hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4) in partnership with Nashville Parent...

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Study describes how E. coli co-opts cells, causes recurrent UTIs

Aug. 25, 2022—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered why the uropathogenic bacterium E. coli, the leading cause of urinary tract infections, is so tenacious; their findings could lead to new ways to prevent recurrent UTIs.

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Rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease: a common path

Aug. 25, 2022—An increase in certain antibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis can serve as a predictive biomarker for cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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COVID antibody research conducted at VUMC lands national award

Aug. 24, 2022—A long-acting antibody combination discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that protects against COVID-19 in high-risk individuals has received a gold medal in the 2022 R&D 100 awards program announced Aug. 22 by R&D World Magazine.

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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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