David Merryman Archives
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 23, 2016—New findings offer a potential strategy for preventing heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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.
Preventing hardened heart valves
Dec. 26, 2012—Blocking a serotonin receptor may provide a novel therapy for heart valve disease.
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....