Reporter Dec 7 2012

Genes, nutrients interact to shape traits

A new study identifies interactions between genes and nutrients that may participate in determining levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

Genetic clues to lung scarring

A rare genetic syndrome provides new clues to lung scarring (pulmonary fibrosis), a potentially deadly consequence of many lung diseases.

Breast milk blocks virus binding

Components of human breast milk help ward off viral infection, a new study shows.

Hudson lands top award from matrix biology group

Billy Hudson, Ph.D., an internationally known expert on kidney diseases at Vanderbilt University, is the recipient of the 2012 Senior Investigator Award from the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB) — its highest honor.

Multidisciplinary team takes on rare plasma cell disorder

The Vanderbilt Amyloid Multidisciplinary Program (VAMP) is a new approach to treating a rare and misunderstood disease that can kill its victims before they understand what they have been diagnosed with.

Repository samples help shape view of new rhinovirus

Vanderbilt researchers used a treasure trove of samples collected and stored at the Vanderbilt Vaccine Clinic (VVC) to prove a particular human rhinovirus (HRV), has been causing more than just the common cold for decades.

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