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New role for microtubules in diabetes

Jul. 29, 2019—Microtubules — part of the cell's cytoskeleton — regulate the secretion of insulin, suggesting that they may be a new target for treating diabetes.

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Study ‘ignites’ link between genes and drug response

Jul. 25, 2019—A national study is seeking to determine whether genetic testing can help physicians choose the best drugs for their patients to relieve pain and depression.

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Team’s study reveals details of new DNA repair pathway

Jul. 25, 2019—Investigators have discovered how a DNA repair pathway protein shields sites of damage to avoid mutations and maintain genome integrity.

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Sex differences in kidney injury

Jul. 25, 2019—Men are more susceptible to progressive kidney disease than women; new VUMC studies point to differences in the expression and activation of the EGF receptor.

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Defective transporter linked to autism

Jul. 24, 2019—A first-of-its-kind mouse model may help reveal mechanistic underpinnings for the altered behaviors of autism spectrum disorder.

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Encephalitis identified as rare toxicity of immunotherapy treatment

Jul. 22, 2019—Researchers are chronicling rare but serious toxicities that may occur with immune checkpoint inhibitors, the most widely prescribed class of immunotherapies.

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How proteins spread linked to Alzheimer’s disease sex differences

Jul. 18, 2019—The ways certain proteins spread may help explain why the prevalence of Alzheimer’s is higher in women than in men.

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Madhur receives Presidential Early Career Award

Jul. 18, 2019—Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 18, 2019—Megan Rasmussen, a PhD student in Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Genetic characteristics of peripheral artery disease studied

Jul. 18, 2019—New study explores why some people with peripheral artery disease present with problems with their legs, some with their heart and some with strokes.

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Effort seeks to improve safety of drugs given during pregnancy

Jul. 18, 2019—A 19-year-old student is leading a multi-institutional collaboration to identify drugs that can be prescribed safely to pregnant women without harming the fetus.

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More recovery, less disability focus of new musculoskeletal research center

Jul. 18, 2019—A new research center is aimed at improving patient outcomes and preventing disability after muscle and skeletal injuries and surgery.

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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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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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