Division of Clinical Pharmacology Archives
Speaker explores promise of ‘bioelectronic medicine’
Nov. 13, 2014—Can an implanted electrical device like a cardiac pacemaker effectively treat inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, including cases that have not responded to drug therapy?
Overactive stress response in obesity
Nov. 7, 2014—An overactive stress response contributes to the development of insulin resistance in obese individuals, and blocking it may be therapeutically beneficial.
Immune cells’ role in hypertension
Oct. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that certain immune cells contribute to the development of hypertension, suggesting novel targets for treating the disease.
Normalizing calcium flux to treat atrial fibrillation
May. 12, 2014—A particular anti-arrhythmia drug provides a targeted treatment for certain forms of atrial fibrillation.
Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and students’ awards and achievements
Apr. 16, 2014—Read about faculty, staff and students' awards and achievements.
Keeping the beat after heart surgery
Feb. 10, 2014—Variation in the gene for the beta-1 adrenergic receptor increases the risk that a patient will have an abnormal heart rhythm after cardiac surgery.
Neurotransmitter’s role in bone balance
Nov. 7, 2013—Removal of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine from the space outside cells plays an important role in the regulation of bone remodeling.
Reducing fatal rhythms after heart attack
Jul. 26, 2013—Reducing heart muscle response to calcium could decrease the risk of fatal arrhythmias after heart attacks.
Clinical Pharmacology celebrates 50th anniversary
Jun. 13, 2013—Since it was founded in 1963, the Vanderbilt Division of Clinical Pharmacology has pioneered “translational science” and continues to transform medical practice worldwide, speakers at the division’s 50th anniversary scientific symposium said last week.
Clinical Pharmacology celebrates milestone
May. 9, 2013—The 50th anniversary of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology will be celebrated Thursday, June 6, with a daylong scientific symposium and luncheon in the Student Life Center.