Reporter Feb 25 2022

Probing cancer cell invasion

The rigidity of the extracellular matrix that surrounds cells impacts the contractile and invasive properties of head and neck cancer cells.

Invasive strep can defy zinc toxicity

Vanderbilt researchers find that invasive Group B Streptococcus strains, a significant risk to pregnant patients and infants, can grow in presence of toxic zinc levels.

PET imaging probe for Alzheimer’s disease

Vanderbilt researchers report on a new PET imaging probe that will be useful for exploring Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

Melanoma treatment response

Targeting the interaction between melanoma and immune cells could improve responses to targeted cancer therapies, Vanderbilt researchers found.

Ahonkhai advances in national challenge to improve HIV care for Black men in Tennessee

A Vanderbilt proposal to implement a novel strategy to use barbers and barbershops to improve HIV care outcomes for Black men with HIV in Middle Tennessee received early-stage funding from a challenge hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health.

Amya Elliott, 9, talks with Bonnie Pilon, RN, prior to receiving her COVID-19 vaccination at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The hospital began mass vaccination for children ages 5-11 on Monday, Nov. 8.

MIS-C diagnosis rare in vaccinated children with no previous COVID-19 diagnosis

A Vanderbiltl study found that children who received the COVID-19 vaccine who had not previously been diagnosed with COVID infection are unlikely to be diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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