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Reporter June 9 2023

Maternal diet influences postnatal diabetes risk

Jun. 13, 2023—Studies in a primate animal model suggest that islet hyperfunction — which in humans is associated with increased fat mass and Type 2 diabetes — is programmed in offspring by a maternal Western-style diet during pregnancy.

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Images predict functional decline

Jun. 12, 2023—MRI brain scans at baseline for study participants 60 and older — who were free of clinical dementia at study entry — predicted a decline in independent function five years later.

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Churchwell among 2023 inductees to Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame

Jun. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt's André Churchwell, MD, is among five honorees who will be inducted in October to the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.

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Targeting calcium handling in A-fib

Jun. 8, 2023—The drug ent-verticilide reduced A-fib incidence and duration in an animal model, suggesting it may be a viable therapeutic option.

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An image of cancer treatment response

Jun. 8, 2023—An MRI method developed by Vanderbilt researchers uses imaging data to derive cell size and could be added to clinical practice for better monitoring of breast cancer treatment response.

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Study finds Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company could save taxpayers millions on Medicare generic oncology drugs

Jun. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt research finds that the U.S. government could save taxpayers between $228 million-$2.15 billion a year if insurers who operate its Medicare Part D plans purchased seven generic oncology drugs at the same prices obtained by the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company.

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Dread credits Anticoagulation Clinic for continued health after his stroke

Jun. 8, 2023—Then-Nashville Metro Councilman Adam Dread suffered a major stroke 20 years ago. To this day, he credits Vanderbilt's Anticoagulation Clinic for his continued health.

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Novel technology helps identify parathyroids during pediatric endocrine surgery

Jun. 8, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that a probe technology that uses near-infrared auto-fluorescent lighting helps positively identify and preserve childrens' parathyroids during endocrine surgery.

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Enhanced treatment helps fast nicotine metabolizers quit smoking

Jun. 8, 2023—A study from Vanderbilt researchers has found that enhanced treatment support can help smokers who have more difficulty quitting because they are fast metabolizers of nicotine.

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Slayton receives award for uniting research, clinical operations

Jun. 8, 2023—Jenny Slayton, DNP, RN, received the Outstanding Operational Partner Award recently at the Vanderbilt Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System.

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Deep brain sweet spot might be key to halt Parkinson’s

Jun. 7, 2023—A sweet spot in the deep brain with direct lines of communication to motor regions far out on the cerebral cortex might hold a key to halting the progression of early-stage Parkinson’s disease.

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A fond farewell

Jun. 7, 2023—David Raiford, MD, former Chief of Staff for VUMC and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was celebrated at his retirement ceremony last week in Langford Auditorium.

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