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Nuclear shield against cell death

Aug. 8, 2013—The protein SARM appears to protect cells from inflammation-driven death by stabilizing the nuclear laminin scaffold.

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Chemical causes kidney failure in mosquitoes: study

May. 31, 2013—Researchers are targeting a possible new weapon in the fight against malaria, science that could also be applied in the fight against other devastating mosquito-borne illnesses, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLOS ONE.

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Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities

Apr. 18, 2013—Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE.

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Plant compound stops colon cancer cells

Mar. 29, 2013—Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be useful in colon cancer therapy.

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IRF6 on the tip of tongue development

Mar. 18, 2013—The factor IRF6 plays important roles in the development of the tongue.

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Study tracks antioxidants’ role in prostate tumor growth

Nov. 15, 2012—Antioxidants promote cell growth in a mouse model of prostate cancer, Vanderbilt researchers report in the journal PLoS ONE. The findings provide insight into the recent controversy regarding antioxidants and prostate cancer prevention.

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Cells with LIP eat their neighbors

Sep. 13, 2012—A transcription factor called LIP is capable of causing one cell to consume another.

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Parkinson’s therapy may impact language

Sep. 7, 2012—Deep brain stimulation used to treat Parkinson’s disease may impair some aspects of language processing, a recent study suggests.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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