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Microvilli in motion

Sep. 19, 2019—Live cell imaging studies have revealed that microvilli — finger-like protrusions on the surface of epithelial cells — move and collide as they form the brush border.

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Gamazon receives NIH Genomic Innovator Award

Sep. 19, 2019—VUMC's Eric Gamazon is one of only six investigators to receive an inaugural Genomic Innovator Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the NIH.

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Potential prostate cancer biomarkers

Sep. 19, 2019—An analysis of more than 140,000 people of European ancestry has identified blood protein biomarkers associated with prostate cancer risk.

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All-in-one pill helps reduce blood pressure, cholesterol

Sep. 19, 2019—A single pill containing low doses of three medications to treat high blood pressure and one to lower cholesterol reduced the estimated risk of cardiovascular disease by 25%, according to a VUMC study.

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Genetics key to treating heart muscle disorders: Vanderbilt Prize lecturer

Sep. 19, 2019—Advances in genetics are leading to new ways to treat cardiomyopathies — devastating heart muscle disorders that lead to heart failure.

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Relational memory in early psychosis

Sep. 10, 2019—Studies of relational memory function may reveal novel mechanisms for therapeutic intervention for patients in the early stages of psychosis.

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Year two for Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences

Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt's Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences prepares students for a broad array of health professional careers.

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Astrocytes and epilepsy

Sep. 9, 2019—A protein with important functions in astrocytes — star-shaped brain support cells — may alter neuronal excitability and contribute to seizure activity, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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How salt increases blood pressure

Sep. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that a protein called SGK1 in immune cells is activated by sodium, leading to the development of salt-sensitive hypertension.

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Team explores epilepsy-related brain disturbances

Sep. 5, 2019—A team led by a neurosurgeon-scientist and an engineering professor who specializes in techniques for analyzing functional neuroimaging data has received a $3 million grant to study disturbances in brain networks related to attention lapses and cognitive deficits in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.

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The plus and minus of microtubules

Sep. 5, 2019—Understanding the dynamic regulation of cytoskeletal microtubules may suggest new ways to treat disorders ranging from Alzheimer's disease to cancer.

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Zebrafish aid effort to regenerate damaged retinas

Sep. 5, 2019—According to a new study, the tiny zebrafish may hold the secret to regenerating damaged retinas in humans.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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