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Best hospital depends on cancer type

Apr. 22, 2015—Best hospital rankings for cancer do not take into account the fact that cancer reflects many different diseases.

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Game theory reveals new ways to protect de-identified data

Apr. 2, 2015—A new study from Vanderbilt introduces an adroit and flexible strategy to quash attacks on patient privacy and aid the flow of vital research data.

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Peptide quells “genomic storm”

Oct. 28, 2014—A cell-penetrating peptide developed at Vanderbilt blocks the signaling pathways that lead to lethal shock caused by bacterial infection.

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Dioxin, fathers and preterm birth

Sep. 18, 2014—Exposure of male mice to the pollutant dioxin causes preterm birth across multiple generations, suggesting that efforts to prevent preterm birth should include pre-conception interventions for dads.

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Probing the pathogenesis of leukemia

Feb. 27, 2014—A new mouse model reveals gene clusters important in a treatment-resistant form of leukemia.

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Probing mysteries of preterm birth

Jan. 24, 2014—Understanding the relationship between the thinning and rupture of fetal membranes and the presence of bacteria could lead to treatment and prevention strategies for premature birth.

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HIV’s impact on B cells

Jan. 15, 2014—Understanding how HIV infection affects immune system B cells may guide strategies for vaccine development.

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Gene interactions and cavities

Sep. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers used existing genome-wide association study datasets to identify gene interactions that contribute to tooth decay.

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Metabolic profiling of vision loss

Sep. 27, 2013—A panel of metabolites – small molecules that are part of metabolic processes – that are unique to macular degeneration will shed light on the disease and aid diagnosis.

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Probing intestinal immune cell roles

Aug. 28, 2013—A new in vitro system will allow investigators to explore how immune system T cells develop specialized functions.

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Tumor factor spurs blood vessel growth

Aug. 26, 2013—A newly identified factor regulates blood vessel growth in colorectal tumors and could be a promising target for cancer therapies.

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Oxidative stress in autism

Aug. 14, 2013—A biomarker for oxidative stress is elevated in patients with both autism spectrum disorder and gastrointestinal dysfunction, suggesting opportunities for individualized approaches to clinical care.

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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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