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Author: Leigh MacMillan

Cellular factor helps package flu genome

Mar. 23, 2020—New insights on influenza genome packaging could guide strategies for interfering with the virus’s life cycle and ability to cause infection.

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Diagnostic testing for genetic disorders now available on site

Mar. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened a Clinical Genomics Laboratory to provide diagnostic testing for genetic disorders.

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Loss of ‘Jedi’ alters neuron activity

Mar. 10, 2020—This is not the Jedi you're thinking of. This Jedi is a receptor that helps clear away dead neurons during development, and its loss changes the activity of dorsal root ganglia neurons, which could have implications for treating chronic pain.

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Meat intake and colorectal polyps

Mar. 9, 2020—Red and processed meat intakes are strongly associated with increased risk of sessile serrated polyps, which are not as well studied as conventional adenomas.

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Clues to lung injury in preterm babies

Mar. 5, 2020—Jennifer Sucre and colleagues have discovered a factor that contributes to the pathological changes of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, the most common complication of preterm birth.

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Biomarker in saliva predicts childhood obesity risk: study

Mar. 5, 2020—A molecular marker in saliva is associated with the emergence of childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children.

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Reducing postoperative opioids

Feb. 24, 2020—An opioid-restrictive prescribing protocol reduced the number of postoperative opioid prescriptions and the oral morphine equivalent per prescription.

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Transporter mutation alters cell energy

Feb. 20, 2020—A disease-associated mutation in a transporter protein causes cells to increase energy production, as if they are starving, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Allergic diseases expert Locksley set for Discovery Lecture

Feb. 12, 2020—Richard Locksley, MD, director of the Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 20.

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Imaging breast cancer cell size

Feb. 10, 2020—A noninvasive MRI approach assesses breast tumor cell size and could be a useful way to evaluate early response to neoadjuvant therapy.

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Powering H. pylori pathogenesis

Feb. 6, 2020—Timothy Cover and colleagues report new insights into the sources of energy used by a bacterial “machine” linked to the pathogenesis of stomach cancer.

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New tool probes gene regulation

Feb. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt biochemists got unexpected results when they used their new approach to explore the role of DNA methylation in gene regulation.

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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.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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