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Youthful healing for burn wounds

Apr. 21, 2022—Topical treatment of burns with an immunosuppressive drug counteracted the negative effects of aging on wound healing, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Ensuring the “best possible” medication history

Jan. 18, 2022—About 80% of hospital admission electronic records were missing a drug prescribed to an older adult, Vanderbilt researchers found, highlighting the need for a multipronged approach to address medication discrepancies and support safe prescribing practices.

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A compound to counteract aging?

Apr. 29, 2021—A compound that increases lifespan in yeast is offering clues to pharmacological approaches that might slow the aging process and improve health.

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Bone matrix changes during aging

Jan. 10, 2020—Changes to the bone matrix that occur during aging may point to novel targets for treating osteoporosis.

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A molecular clue to longevity

Mar. 31, 2017—In budding yeast, accumulation of a certain type of RNA in the nucleus increased life span, offering a new clue to longevity.

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Study finds natural compound extends lifespan of worms

Oct. 20, 2016—A compound found in buckwheat seeds extends the lifespan of worms, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered.

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Lunch and Learn June 15: Aging and injury

Jun. 3, 2016—Do you have a loved one who is getting older? Are you concerned he or she might fall? Attend the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center’s lunch and learn on aging and injury June 15 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Alzheimer’s risk gene in younger adults

Jun. 2, 2016—A genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease in later life appears to benefit younger adults as they age.

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Child and Family Center lunch and learn on aging and driving Feb. 17

Feb. 7, 2016—Have you ever wondered if your aging loved one can still drive safely? The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will host a lunch and learn event discussing this topic from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Medical Center East, Room 8380A.

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Aging insights from budding yeast

Apr. 2, 2015—The proteins that control entry and exit from the cell nucleus influence aging, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Inner ear keeps bones strong

Jan. 14, 2015—Alterations of the vestibular system - the part of our inner ear that controls balance - may contribute to bone loss related to both aging and space travel.

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Factor impacts bone toughness

Jun. 16, 2014—The factor ATF4 has a role in the toughness of bone and its resistance to fracture, suggesting new therapeutic targets.

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