Vanderbilt Research Trending Archives
Endowed chair holder celebration honors 11 professors
Sep. 8, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their exemplary achievements during a celebration Sept. 6 at the Student Life Center.
Lopez named Vanderbilt’s liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Aug. 30, 2017—Carlos F. Lopez, assistant professor of biochemistry and biomedical informatics, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University's liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Vanderbilt begins Phase 1 trials of new Alzheimer’s drug
Aug. 7, 2017—Developed at Vanderbilt, VU319 is designed to precisely target a specific neuron receptor associated with cognitive function while avoiding potentially dangerous side effects.
How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery
Jun. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.
Vanderbilt-led study disputes link between uterine fibroids and miscarriage risk
Jun. 7, 2017—A 10-year study, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katherine Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D., disrupts conventional wisdom that uterine fibroids cause miscarriages.
Blood type link to cancer survival
May. 17, 2017—Blood type A was associated with longer ovarian cancer survival in a recent Vanderbilt-led study.
Regulating anxiety in the brain
Apr. 28, 2017—Two brain signaling pathways have overlapping functions in regulating anxiety, suggesting that therapeutics aimed at one or the other will impact both.
Vanderbilt-led study shows high-salt diet decreases thirst, increases hunger
Apr. 18, 2017—Salted peanuts make you thirsty so you drink more: that’s bartender wisdom. While that may be true in the short-term, within 24 hours increasing salt consumption actually makes you less thirsty because your body starts to conserve and produce water.
Vanderbilt investigator lands Stand Up To Cancer grant for “smart” nanoparticles cancer research
Apr. 3, 2017—John Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, has received an Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Wilson is among 10 early-career scientists to receive the grant awards focused on immuno-oncology.
Study takes 3-D perspective on colorectal cancer
Mar. 23, 2017—Despite dramatic recent advances in treatment, colorectal cancer killed more than 49,000 Americans last year, according to the National Cancer Institute, making it the second most lethal malignancy after cancers of the lung and bronchus.
Antidote for smoke inhalation injury
Mar. 7, 2017—Routine use of hydroxocobalamin should be considered for victims of smoke inhalation, Vanderbilt researchers suggest.
Dementia linked to diet
Feb. 7, 2017—Some memory deficits observed in Alzheimer’s disease may be due to co-morbid illnesses – not the disease itself – and may be reversed by lifestyle changes or pharmacologic interventions.