Reporter Jan 20 2017

Flu vaccine response in older adults

High dose flu vaccine boosts the immune response in older adults by increasing activation of certain immune cells.

Saliva test for obesity risk

“Epigenetic signatures” in DNA may present an opportunity for prevention of or early intervention in childhood obesity.

Improving vaccine formulations

The compound MPLA is an attractive vaccine component, designed to elicit a robust immune response.

Illustration of human intestinal tract

Colorectal cancer clues

Although cancers arising from different areas of the large intestine are heterogeneous, they appear to use similar important tumorigenic pathways.

VICC joins cancer genomic data sharing initiative

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has joined an international consortium of leading cancer centers to share genomic data from patients in an effort to accelerate the pace of cancer research and improve precision medicine.

Digestive Disease Research Center lands major grant

The Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center (VDDRC) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with a third consecutive five-year renewal of its federal research grant.

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