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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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Protecting brainpower during radiation

Jun. 29, 2011—Blocking a certain protein during radiation to treat brain cancers could protect the brain’s thinking powers.

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Inflammation relief: what’s the delay?

Jun. 28, 2011—New research offers hope for patients needing the anti-inflammatory benefits of glucocorticoids without the adverse side effects associated with them.

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Antioxidant genes keep stomach moving

Jun. 24, 2011—Antioxidant genes may be good targets for treating a stomach disorder that affects up to 40 percent of patients with diabetes.

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Children with autism take center stage at SENSE Theatre

Jun. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt researcher uses theater as therapy for children with autism.

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Fine-tuned protein makes memories

Jun. 24, 2011—Researchers discover new wrinkles in how proteins build memories.

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Cocaine’s effects on the teenage brain

Jun. 24, 2011—Cocaine exposure during the teen years causes long-lasting brain and behavioral changes in rats.

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Trial tests novel treatment for heart failure patients

May. 27, 2011—A new implantable device currently being studied gives heart failure patients the ability to monitor their heart and take action when their condition begins to worsen.

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Evolution of cell’s power plant genome

May. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers provide new information about how the genome inside our cellular “power plants” – the mitochondria – has evolved.

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Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card finds much work to be done

May. 10, 2011—A new report on women's health in Tennessee finds continuing areas of concern and a need for programs that support lifestyle changes to prevent long-term health consequences.

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Stents relieve post-infection problem

May. 5, 2011—Placing stents in blood vessels can provide long-term relief from rare complications of a fungal lung infection.

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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.

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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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