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Heart protein may be target for colon cancer therapies

Oct. 7, 2011—A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression.

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Parkinson’s deep brain target fired up

Oct. 5, 2011—Neuronal activity in a deep brain region increases as Parkinson’s disease advances, a new study suggests.

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Drug-like molecules aimed at improving treatment of Parkinson’s

Sep. 30, 2011—Drug-like molecules described by Vanderbilt researchers could lead to Parkinson's treatments with fewer side effects.

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Folate may lower breast cancer risk for some

Sep. 29, 2011—Low folate levels may increase a premenopausal woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

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Host countermeasure hinders HIV

Sep. 8, 2011—New details about a host mechanism that fights off HIV may reveal strategies for therapies to treat or prevent HIV infection.

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Deciding who’s who in heart valves

Jul. 29, 2011—Identification of a gene that is involved in the development of heart valves offers new insights into congenital heart valve disease.

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Connecting the dots in schizophrenia

Jul. 29, 2011—Abnormalities of the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped brain region involved in learning and memory, may play a role in the psychotic symptoms and cognitive deficits of schizophrenia.

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Stress circuitry key to drug relapse

Jul. 22, 2011—Brain systems involved in the body’s stress response may drive drug relapse.

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Give me some skin

Jul. 21, 2011—A new understanding of the biochemical pathway that builds our skin barrier could lead to treatments for skin diseases.

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Vanderbilt study links military service in Middle East with serious lung disorder

Jul. 20, 2011—A Vanderbilt study of U.S. soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan shows a serious lung condition linked to prolonged exposures to sulfur fires and burn pits.

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Dad’s diet influences birth timing

Jul. 20, 2011—It may be possible to prevent preterm birth by modifying the father’s diet before a baby's conception.

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Grants bolster eye research at Vanderbilt

Jul. 5, 2011—Research to Prevent Blindness has awarded a grant of $100,000 to Vanderbilt’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.

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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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