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Vanderbilt study suggests way to prevent rare lung disease

Nov. 15, 2018—Research by Vanderbilt scientists suggests that it may be possible to prevent or even reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare, progressive disease characterized by narrowing of and high blood pressure in the small arteries of the lungs.

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Drug developed for arthritis could be first to stop heart valve calcification

Jun. 12, 2017—The first drug to treat calcification of heart valves may be one originally designed for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

Feb. 22, 2017—Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, develop heart drugs.

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Twelve faculty members selected as 2017 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Feb. 6, 2017—The 2017 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from across the university.

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Hypertension hiatus

Feb. 23, 2016—New findings offer a potential strategy for preventing heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Cell connections key in valve disease

Feb. 14, 2013—A protein that connects cells together participates in the calcification that occurs in heart valve disease.

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Preventing hardened heart valves

Dec. 26, 2012—Blocking a serotonin receptor may provide a novel therapy for heart valve disease.

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Kudos

Aug. 1, 2011—    Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, a Vanderbilt master’s degree graduate in economics, has been named prime minister of Somalia. Michael Burcham, lecturer in management; John Howser, director of medical center news and communications; and Candice Storey Lee, associate director of student athletics, have been selected for the 36th annual class of Leadership Nashville. James H....

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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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