Reporter Oct 21 2022
Vascular dysfunction during sepsis
Oct. 25, 2022—Regulation of the enzyme Sirtuin 1 in blood vessel endothelial cells may drive altered metabolism and vascular dysfunction during sepsis, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Metabolic signatures of Type 2 diabetes risk
Oct. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt epidemiologists found 32 blood metabolites associated with obesity and showed that adding these to traditional disease prediction models improves accuracy of determining Type 2 diabetes risk.
New target for lung fibrosis
Oct. 20, 2022—Blocking thromboxane-prostanoid receptor signaling protected animals from lung fibrosis in preclinical models, suggesting a new treatment for IPF — a chronic, progressive lung disorder that often kills within 3-5 years of diagnosis.
Implanted stimulator used to treat vocal cord paralysis
Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt is the only place in the world that has an implantable bilateral pacemaker that can stimulate opening of both vocal folds in patients with bilateral vocal fold paralysis, allowing them to both breathe and speak.
Aging beta cells hasten Type 2 diabetes
Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt investigators have found that aging induces chronic cellular stress in pancreatic beta cells, which could contribute to the development of diabetes as we age.
Study sheds light on the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage
Oct. 20, 2022—by Bill Snyder Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found that the change in a single letter of the genetic code promotes, in a mouse model, the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage. Their findings, featured Oct. 14 on the cover of Circulation Research, suggest that targeting inflammatory cytokines, signaling...
Coaching program takes new approach to physical therapy
Oct. 20, 2022—The Vanderbilt Health Coaching Program allows health care professional to take additional training in the science of supporting patients to change behavior.
Event set to make lung cancer screening more accessible
Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is making the lung cancer screening more convenient with weekend appointments from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
Osterman appointed chair of mCODE executive committee
Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt's Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been appointed chair of the executive committee for the Minimal Common Data Elements (mCODE) initiative.
Strategy Share to focus on VUMC’s Strategic Directions
Oct. 20, 2022—Addressing disparities in maternal health care, expanding the diversity of workforce recruitment pipelines, how to develop age-friendly care, effective ways to reach underrepresented communities and examples of community partnerships are all topics at Strategy Share 2022.
Grant boosts student diversity in biomedical data science
Oct. 20, 2022—Meharry Medical College, Fisk University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a grant to engage and support diverse undergraduate and graduate students who participate in biomedical informatics and biomedical data science summer research programs.
Helium balloons banned outdoors to protect LifeFlight personnel, patients
Oct. 20, 2022—The use of helium balloons outside is now prohibited on VUMC’s downtown campus to provide enhanced safety for Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s team and the patients they transport.