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Alzheimer’s genetic risk tracked across sex, race

Jul. 17, 2023—A Vanderbilt study of genetic risks for cognitive impairment later in life uses data from 32,426 research participants ages 60 and older to elaborate these risks across sex and across the intersection of sex and race.

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Aspirnaut scientific symposium set for Friday, July 14

Jul. 11, 2023—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center community is invited to attend a scientific symposium on Friday, July 14, presented by high school participants in the Aspirnaut K-20 STEM pipeline for diversity and wellness.

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Novel treatments for fake patients

Jul. 7, 2023—A customizable framework uses simulated patients to distinguish effects of a new treatment from “learning effects” for clinicians; it should help identify training opportunities and hasten treatment improvements.

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Study reveals new clue to gastric cancer

Jul. 7, 2023—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have uncovered evidence of fibroblast cells' direct involvement in the development of gastric cancer.

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Yasminye Pettway selected as the 2023 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 6, 2023—Yasminye Pettway has been selected as the 2023 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Vanderbilt researchers envision the potential to grow new lungs

Jul. 5, 2023—Using a four-dimensional microscope that allows them to watch a tissue putting itself together, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have achieved a rare feat in science — they have shattered a long-standing dogma about how the lung develops.

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Selenium signal found in colorectal cancer: study

Jun. 29, 2023—An antioxidant transporter of the trace mineral selenium that protects against inflammatory bowel disease has the opposite effect in colorectal cancer, where it promotes tumor growth, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have reported.

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Persistent inflammatory state found in half of pediatric sepsis deaths: study

Jun. 29, 2023—New research shows that about half of pediatric patients who died of sepsis over the past 20 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center had evidence of an inflammatory state called persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome.

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Ayaka Sugiura, PhD, and Camille Wang receive P.E.O. Scholar Awards

Jun. 29, 2023—Ayaka Sugiura, PhD, and Camille Wang, aspiring physician-scientists in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Vanderbilt, are among this year’s recipients of highly competitive P.E.O. Scholar Awards.

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Rare disorder sheds light on dysbindin function

Jun. 27, 2023—A case study of a rare disorder uncovers roles for the protein dysbindin in the adaptive immune response and suggests that mutations may underlie some cases of very early onset inflammatory bowel disease.

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Magnesium deficiency and blood pressure

Jun. 26, 2023—Dietary magnesium depletion in a mouse model activated inflammatory pathways and molecules that promote hypertension, suggesting that increased magnesium consumption may be beneficial for reducing the prevalence of hypertension.

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Pathways to a healthy liver

Jun. 22, 2023—Hepatic stellate cells maintain liver mass and function; the signaling factors they use could be exploited therapeutically to promote liver regeneration and inhibit cancerous proliferation, Vanderbilt researchers suggest.

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