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COVID-19 pandemic brought changes in cigarette smoking: study

Jun. 9, 2021—Smokers who believed they were at increased risk of getting COVID-19 during the pandemic, or having a more severe case, were more likely to quit while those whoperceived more stress increased smoking, according to new research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week is call to action

Jun. 9, 2021—National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, June 17-23, aims to spur conversations followed by actions to make advancements in care more equitable.

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VUMC team develops potential treatment for life-threatening microbial inflammation

Jun. 8, 2021—A cell-penetrating peptide developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center can prevent, in an animal model, the often-fatal septic shock that can result from bacterial and viral infections.

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Patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt first in world to receive new investigational gene editing therapy

Jun. 3, 2021—A 9-year-old patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is the first in the world to receive an investigational gene editing therapy for Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA), a rare genetic disorder diagnosed at birth.

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VUMC’s DNA podcast garners award

May. 27, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, was named Healthcare Podcast of the Year at the 2021 Healthcare and IT Marketing Community (HITMC) Awards.  

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Vanderbilt researchers present new data on clinical trials at ASCO 2021

May. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers will present data on clinical trials involving targeted therapies, immunotherapies and drug combination synergies at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, June 4-8. The meeting is a virtual event this year.

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Analysis reveals macrophages associated with kidney cancer recurrence

May. 24, 2021—A white blood cell, the TREM2/APOE/C1Q-positive macrophage, has been identified as a potential biomarker to predict recurrence of the most common type of kidney cancer and as a possible target for drug development.

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Markers for breast cancer progression

Mar. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers clarify how a microRNA associated with triple-negative breast cancer survival inhibits cancer progression, suggesting new treatment strategies.

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Diabetes Day focuses on diversity, inclusion in research

Jan. 28, 2021—Vanderbilt Diabetes Day, an annual event which showcases the work of outstanding scholars and researchers in the fields of diabetes and endocrinology from throughout the United States, looked quite a bit different in November 2020 as the attendees connected virtually for sessions presented over two days.

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Researchers urge priority vaccination for individuals with diabetes due to increased COVID-19 impact

Dec. 4, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have discovered individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes infected with COVID-19 are three times more likely to have a severe illness or require hospitalization compared with people without diabetes.

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Why does COVID-19 seem to spare children? Vanderbilt University Medical Center study offers an answer 

Nov. 18, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and their colleagues have determined a key factor as to why COVID-19 appears to infect and sicken adults and older people preferentially while seeming to spare younger children. 

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Nashville lights up the night to support Children’s Hospital

Nov. 18, 2020—Nashville, surrounding communities and businesses once again said “good night” and lit up the night skies Nov. 17 in support of patients, families and health care workers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and across Tennessee. Just as the pandemic has altered many aspects of life, the second annual Night Lights for Monroe...

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