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Network approach yields glioblastoma clues

Aug. 9, 2012—MicroRNA “regulatory networks” generated at Vanderbilt aid search for biomarkers and new drugs to treat glioblastoma, the most common and lethal primary brain tumor.

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Ancestry impacts smoking risk for lungs

Aug. 7, 2012—Smoking is more detrimental to lung function in individuals with high proportions of African ancestry.

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Biomarkers may offer autism clues

Jul. 31, 2012—A combination of biomarkers may reveal new clues about causes of and potential interventions for autism.

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On the hunt for bladder cancer factors

Jul. 26, 2012—A protein linked to aggressive bladder cancers could point to new strategies for treatment or prevention.

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Vanderbilt-led team to develop ‘microbrain’ to improve drug testing

Jul. 24, 2012—Creating a device out of human cells that simulates brain chemistry is the goal of a $6.4 million grant which is part of major new federal initiative to develop a series of “organs on a chip” designed to improve the drug development process.

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Proteins guard against cancer spread

Jul. 24, 2012—Targeting immune system proteins may keep prostate cancer from spreading to bone.

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Long antibodies better against HIV

Jul. 19, 2012—Understanding how antibodies with long “loops” form may be important for HIV vaccine development.

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VU study finds stress fuels breast cancer metastasis to bone

Jul. 18, 2012—Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered.

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Insights for neuroscience drug discovery

Jul. 17, 2012—When discovering drugs for brain disorders, it’s important to test the candidates in multiple ways to avoid advancing those with restricted physiological effects.

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Vanderbilt’s CTSA lands $46 million renewal

Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s largest single government research grant, its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), has been renewed for another five years for $46 million.

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Gene’s impact on ‘good’ cholesterol could affect heart disease risk

Jul. 12, 2012—A genetic variant may help keep an individual’s “good” cholesterol in check.

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Obesity linked to kidney problems after heart surgery

Jul. 3, 2012—Obesity increases the risk of acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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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.

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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.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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