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Novel therapeutic target identified for chronic kidney disease

Dec. 15, 2022—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a molecular mechanism that promotes chronic kidney disease following kidney injury.

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Reduced kidney function may cause cardiovascular disease: study

Dec. 15, 2022—An international team of investigators has found that mild to moderate reduction in kidney function may cause cardiovascular disease, even in people without symptoms of heart disease or diabetes.

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Researchers develop framework for multiancestry genomic studies

Dec. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a framework for the analysis of multiancestry, large-scale genomic studies across multiple biobanks.

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Study links excess oxygen during anesthesia to risk of organ injury

Nov. 30, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that higher levels of excess oxygen given to patients under general anesthesia add risk of injury to the kidneys, lungs and heart.

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Risk score for muscular dystrophy

Nov. 22, 2022—An imaging-based risk score can identify patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are at greater risk of early mortality, allowing more intensive treatment and potentially prolonging life.

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Suicide notes

Nov. 21, 2022—Natural language processing of notes in electronic health records can identify suicidal behavior and could be used to directly improve real-time risk prediction algorithms.

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Surgery for hereditary breast cancer

Nov. 17, 2022—Similar rates of bilateral mastectomy in women with inherited mutations in high- and moderate-penetrance genes raises concerns about possible overtreatment of some patients, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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A marker for mortality

Nov. 17, 2022—A urine biomarker of inflammation was associated with increased mortality and multiple lifestyle factors, suggesting that modifications could help reduce premature mortality.

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Grants spur efforts to create molecular ‘atlases’ of organs

Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received three grants totaling $13.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop molecular “atlases” of the brain, kidney, eye and other tissues.

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Study supports removing race from estimate of kidney function

Nov. 17, 2022—An in-depth analysis by Vanderbilt investigators of published research studies supports removing race from the calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) — an assessment of kidney function.

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Several from VUMC among most highly cited researchers

Nov. 17, 2022—Nine current faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.

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Cardiac antigen identified as mechanism for heart complication with immunotherapy-related myocarditis

Nov. 16, 2022—Researchers from from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have identified the mechanism for the deadly heart inflammation myocarditis.

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