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$51 million NIH grant brings ELVIS to VUMC

Sep. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientists are launching a research platform called ELVIS that is devoted to molecular underpinnings of early-childhood determinants of health.

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Bone metabolism changes with aging

Sep. 14, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have detailed how aging alters the metabolism of bone-forming cells, which could contribute to age-related osteoporosis.

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Study suggests way to relieve cognitive deficits caused by Parkinson’s disease

Sep. 14, 2023—Vanderbilt research raises the possibility of using DBS to slow the decline of cognitive function, a major source of disability, diminished quality of life, and death in more than three-quarters of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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James Crowe’s antibody research lands American Society for Microbiology Award

Sep. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s James Crowe Jr., MD, has been named to receive the 2024 American Society for Microbiology Award for Applied and Biotechnological Research.

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Discovery lecture features computational cancer biologist Pe’er

Sep. 12, 2023—Dana Pe’er, PhD, a pioneer in using machine learning approaches to explore cell identities and interactions, will deliver the next Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 21.

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Low-flow cerebrospinal fluid in Huntington’s disease: study

Sep. 7, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers found reduced net flow of cerebrospinal fluid in Huntington’s disease, which could contribute to mutant protein retention and altered responsiveness to medications delivered via the spinal cord.

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Update: Dame Frances Ashcroft to deliver Sept. 14 Vanderbilt Prize Lecture

Sep. 6, 2023—Renowned diabetes expert Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft, recipient of the 2023 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in 208 Light Hall.

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MicroRNAs in immune cells help protect against metabolic defects in obesity: study

Sep. 5, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have demonstrated that a cluster of microRNAs — small pieces of RNA that regulate gene expression — work in a type of immune cells called macrophages to help protect against metabolic defects in obesity.

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Foundation funds research to block drug resistance in cancer treatment

Sep. 1, 2023—The Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation has funded an ambitious initiative to overcome one of the most perplexing and frustrating mysteries of cancer treatment — how to prevent drug resistance.

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New reference tool supports replication of DNA biobank studies

Aug. 31, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers created a phenotype-genotype reference map to assess data quality in DNA biobanks.

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Predicting postop opioid use

Aug. 24, 2023—VUMC study finds that preoperative patient characteristics can predict daily opioid use at six months after surgery, suggesting opportunities for development of electronic risk-stratification algorithms.

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Study reveals genomic code for sepsis in the lungs and kidneys

Aug. 21, 2023—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center have “cracked” the genomic code for sepsis in the lungs and kidneys.

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