Reporter Feb 6 2015

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Kidney disease impacts HDL function

Chronic kidney disease impairs the protective functions of HDL, Vanderbilt researchers report this month.

Targeting HIV’s “cap”

New findings underscore the attractiveness of the HIV capsid – the structure that encloses the viral genome – as a therapeutic target.

Gene profile predicts metastasis

A specific gene expression profile represents a novel, biologically relevant “signature” for identifying colon cancers with high risk of metastatic recurrence, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

Copper toxicity and Parkinson’s

A genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s disease makes neurons more vulnerable to the toxicity of heavy metals such as copper.

VUMC lands grant to join CDC autism surveillance network

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $1.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to join the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

Study to explore myeloma treatment’s impact on heart

Vanderbilt is embarking on an observational study to define and understand how a promising treatment for multiple myeloma affects the heart.

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