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Green tea for failing hearts?

Nov. 16, 2012—The main antioxidant compound in green tea increases contractile force in isolated heart cells, suggesting it may be useful in heart failure.

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Inherited lung disease no worse in offspring

Nov. 15, 2012—An inherited lung disease does not appear to have earlier onset and increased severity – a phenomenon called genetic anticipation – in successive generations.

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Kidney woes during heart failure

Nov. 8, 2012—Levels of the protein NGAL may be a good predictor of worsening kidney function in patients with acute heart failure.

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Bacterial signals in sarcoidosis

Nov. 6, 2012—Study adds evidence for infectious agents’ role in sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can lead to respiratory failure and death.

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Toxin provides endometriosis clues

Nov. 2, 2012—Environmental toxins may contribute to endometriosis-related infertility by disrupting endometrial response to progesterone.

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Protein’s length, flexibility key to infection

Oct. 31, 2012—The structural architecture of the reovirus attachment protein is required for efficient reovirus infection of host cells.

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Bid protein guards blood cells against stress

Oct. 25, 2012—A protein normally known to promote cell death found to encourage survival of blood forming cells.

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Stomach bug alters tumor suppressor

Oct. 23, 2012—The stomach bug Helicobacter pylori increases forms of a protein that promote tumor development, perhaps explaining how it elevates risk for gastric cancer.

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More gene links to breast cancer risk

Oct. 19, 2012—Two newly identified gene variants linked to breast cancer may aid in predicting disease risk and targeting screening and prevention strategies.

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Setting traps to probe gene function

Oct. 18, 2012—A new method for creating genetic mutations that can be activated at certain times or in specific tissues will enable studies to probe gene function.

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Amish aid search for Alzheimer’s genes

Oct. 11, 2012—An analysis of Amish populations revealed novel risk genes for late-onset Alzheimer disease.

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Complementary and alternative medicine use differs by race, economics

Oct. 9, 2012—Use of complementary and alternative medicine differs by race and socioeconomic factors, study reports.

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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.

Momentum

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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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