COVID on Twitter: town vs. country
Apr. 11, 2023—A natural language processing analysis of 407 million tweets from May 2020 to January 2022 captures the rural-urban divide regarding COVID-19.
The problem with the problem list
Apr. 10, 2023—Algorithms to infer missing problems and suggest that they be added to electronic health records improved problem list completeness, with benefits for clinical care, patient comprehension of health conditions and population health.
COVID-19’s lingering impact on health
Apr. 6, 2023—A decline in cardiovascular fitness — measured by activity trackers in the All of Us research program — persisted among some groups even after COVID-related restrictions were relaxed, exacerbating health disparities.
A ‘supermere’ method for biomarker discovery
Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a method for isolating extracellular vesicles and nanoparticles — a complex transport system involved in health and disease — which will improve biomarker discovery and the identification of therapeutic targets.
Inflammation implicated in exfoliation syndrome
Mar. 28, 2023—Computational genetics tools have implicated inflammatory pathways in exfoliation syndrome, the most common cause of secondary glaucoma, which can result in blindness.
Improving lung nodule diagnosis
Mar. 27, 2023—Adding blood and imaging biomarkers to a clinical prediction model could improve diagnostic accuracy for the 1.6 million lung nodules detected each year, many through expanded lung cancer screening programs.
Decoding cell division machinery
Mar. 23, 2023—Phosphate modification regulates the cell localization of Cdc15, one of the main controllers of cell division, to fine tune the assembly of cell division machinery.
E. coli uses serine to abide acidity
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered another acid resistance mechanism for UTI-causing E. coli, laying the foundation for targeted antibacterial therapies.
Treating delirium detected in the ED
Mar. 7, 2023—Higher intensity physical or occupational therapy may be a useful intervention to shorten delirium duration in older hospitalized adults, Vanderbilt researchers recently reported.
Cell-free hemoglobin in pulmonary hypertension
Mar. 6, 2023—Cell-free hemoglobin generated by the lungs may be a therapeutic target for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, Vanderbilt researchers found.
Sex counts in the brain as seasons change
Mar. 2, 2023—Photoperiod, or length of day, has sex-specific impacts on dopamine dynamics in the brain, offering insights into sex differences in neuropsychiatric disorders, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Sex-specific regulation of kidney signals
Mar. 2, 2023—Links between estrogen signaling and sodium excretion by the kidney could help explain a reduced risk of hypertension in females versus males.