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White matter and psychosis

Jan. 27, 2022—The microstructure of white matter in the brain could be an important risk marker for psychosis, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Impaired neutrophils in autoimmunity

Jan. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers help answer the question of why patients with autoimmune diseases like lupus are more susceptible to bacterial infections: their neutrophils have impaired antibacterial activity.

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New method enhances efforts to identify drug repurposing targets

Jan. 20, 2022—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have developed a new method for identifying drugs for the repurposing trials that can lead to new indications for drugs already in use.

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Omicron evades some but not all monoclonal antibodies: study

Jan. 20, 2022—A new study found that several, but not all, of the human monoclonal antibodies used clinically to prevent patients from becoming severely ill from COVID-19 may not be protective against the Omicron variant now sweeping across the United States.

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Study identifies molecular trigger of severe injury-induced inflammatory response

Jan. 19, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that early inappropriate activation of the enzyme plasmin caused by severe injury is a trigger of systemic inflammatory response syndrome and resulting organ failure.

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Ensuring the “best possible” medication history

Jan. 18, 2022—About 80% of hospital admission electronic records were missing a drug prescribed to an older adult, Vanderbilt researchers found, highlighting the need for a multipronged approach to address medication discrepancies and support safe prescribing practices.

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H. pylori, lipid loss and stomach cancer

Jan. 17, 2022—H. pylori infection — a strong risk factor for stomach cancer — changes the composition of stomach lipids, which could offer new biomarkers for detecting premalignant changes, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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Vanderbilt biostatisticians launch Cancer-Immu data portal for predicting response to immune checkpoint blockade immunotherapy

Jan. 14, 2022—A new data portal called Cancer-Immu established by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center biostatisticians can help cancer clinicians and researchers predict which patients will respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors.

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The role of integrins in kidney “integrity”

Jan. 13, 2022—Receptors called integrins play a critical role in maintaining the structure of the kidney, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Salmonella overcomes host resistance

Jan. 13, 2022—The invading pathogen Salmonella, a common cause of food poisoning, can change its metabolism to overcome host resistance to its colonization.

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Study seeks to refine head and neck cancer treatment options

Jan. 13, 2022—  by Bill Snyder Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are pioneering the use of computer-aided image analysis to improve the prognostication and treatment of head and neck cancer. Each year in the United States, approximately 16,000 patients are diagnosed with a form of head-and-neck cancer called oropharyngeal squamous cell...

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Study explores how bacteria become drug resistant

Jan. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have revealed more of the inner-workings of a two-stage “molecular motor” in the cell membrane that enables bacteria to become resistant to drugs.

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