VUMC researcher selected for Global Scholars Program
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt researcher P. Brent Ferrell, MD, is leading one of five projects selected by the 2022 Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Global Scholars Program.
Aging beta cells hasten Type 2 diabetes
Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt investigators have found that aging induces chronic cellular stress in pancreatic beta cells, which could contribute to the development of diabetes as we age.
Study identifies key player in T cell “education”
Sep. 1, 2022—New Vanderbilt research could inform therapeutic strategies for enhancing thymic function when desired — such as during aging, recovery from radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or other conditions that reduce T cell output.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.