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Probing cancer cell invasion

Mar. 1, 2022—The rigidity of the extracellular matrix that surrounds cells impacts the contractile and invasive properties of head and neck cancer cells.

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Invasive strep can defy zinc toxicity

Feb. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers find that invasive Group B Streptococcus strains, a significant risk to pregnant patients and infants, can grow in presence of toxic zinc levels.

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PET imaging probe for Alzheimer’s disease

Feb. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report on a new PET imaging probe that will be useful for exploring Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

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Melanoma treatment response

Feb. 24, 2022—Targeting the interaction between melanoma and immune cells could improve responses to targeted cancer therapies, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Predicting brain cancer outcome

Feb. 15, 2022—Red blood cell distribution width has prognostic value for many diseases, but it was not associated with overall survival in patients with glioblastoma, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Diet and colorectal cancer risk

Feb. 14, 2022—Higher dietary intake of antioxidant compounds found in fruits, vegetables, teas and spices was associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer, and intake was lower among Black participants, potentially contributing to colorectal cancer health disparities.

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Diverticulitis surgery: guidelines needed

Feb. 10, 2022—Surgical removal of the colon for recurrent diverticulosis varies by geographic region and is associated with surgeon and hospital factors; stronger national guidelines are needed, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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New insights into hypothalamic obesity

Feb. 10, 2022—A common Type 2 diabetes treatment being tested for hypothalamic obesity had unexpected results on weight loss and total energy expenditure, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Accelerating podocyte production

Feb. 1, 2022—A new method developed by Vanderbilt researchers to generate kidney cells from stem cells offers a faster and less expensive way to make these valuable tools for studying kidney diseases.

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Impact of digital health interventions

Jan. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers test and recommend statistical approaches to study the association between engagement with digital health interventions and clinical outcomes.

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White matter and psychosis

Jan. 27, 2022—The microstructure of white matter in the brain could be an important risk marker for psychosis, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Impaired neutrophils in autoimmunity

Jan. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers help answer the question of why patients with autoimmune diseases like lupus are more susceptible to bacterial infections: their neutrophils have impaired antibacterial activity.

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