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Alzheimer’s risk factor and cognition

Nov. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that a protein with roles in innate immunity worsens memory at baseline in carriers of APOE-e4, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, further implicating neuroinflammation in cognitive decline.

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Gene mutations impair gut barrier

Nov. 7, 2022—Mutations in a cell membrane transporter protein impair the integrity of the gut lining, contributing to chronic gastrointestinal distress for people with the mutations, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Study finds Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective for young children

Nov. 4, 2022—A Vanderbilt study finds that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children 6 months to 5 years of age.

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C. diff infections drop in children

Nov. 3, 2022—The number of pediatric infections caused by Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) decreased from 2013 to 2019, likely due to an increase in antibiotic stewardship programs and improved hospital contact protocols, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Social behavior brain circuitry

Nov. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a novel mechanism regulating social behavior: Neuropeptide Y signaling in the nucleus accumbens brain region.

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Researcher’s decade of analyzing the price of drugs leads to big reforms

Nov. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt's Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, and several colleagues were able to reflect recently on the South Lawn of the White House about how their contributions through research and data informed the provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act that will save older Americans on Medicare tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs each year.

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‘DNA’ Podcast Hosts Two Climate and Health Twitter Spaces Chats

Nov. 3, 2022—Climate and Health conversations will take place on Nov. 13 and 14, from 12:15 pm - 1 pm CT on Twitter Spaces.

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Study explores possible drug target for neurological problems

Nov. 3, 2022—A team at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has determined with atomic-level precision how two established drugs bind to and alter the conformation of a cell membrane transporter protein called NKCC1, shutting down its activity.

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VUMC named best workplace for men in nursing

Nov. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized with the 2022 Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award from the American Association for Men in Nursing.

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Study finds sensitivity to musical rhythm supports social development in infants

Nov. 3, 2022—A new study shows engaging infants with a song provides a readymade means for supporting social development and interaction.

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New VUSM master’s program offers broad training in biomedical imaging

Nov. 3, 2022—A new Master of Imaging Science program at Vanderbilt will immerse students in the full spectrum of biomedical imaging and provide hands-on clinical and research experience.

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Two receive Medical Assistant of the Year awards

Nov. 3, 2022—Kimberly Hanna and Shelby Pate were named to receive Vanderbilt's Medical Assistant of the Year awards for 2022.

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