Vanderbilt Research Trending Archives
Events on tap to raise awareness about the brain
Feb. 25, 2016—March is Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt University, and the public is invited to hear national experts discuss their research on autism and other brain disorders.
Prostate cancer survivors’ risk of heart disease studied
Feb. 4, 2016—The 3 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States are likely to die from something other than cancer, thanks to early detection, effective treatment and the disease’s slow progression.
Autism study links sensory difficulties, serotonin system
Jan. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have established a link between the neurotransmitter serotonin and certain behaviors of some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a link that may lead to new treatments for ASD.
Antibodies may be ‘silver bullet’ for Ebola viruses
Jan. 21, 2016—There may be a “silver bullet” for Ebola, a family of hemorrhagic viruses, one of which has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa in the past two years.
VU investigators use magnetism to help isolate malaria biomarker
Jan. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a way to detect malaria that is faster and more sensitive than current clinical methods — a development that has the potential to make malaria detection significantly less expensive and more stable.
Major grants bolster VUMC diabetes research
Jan. 14, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received more than $11 million in new grant support aimed at slowing the growing burden of diabetes.
Psychotherapies have long-term benefit for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome
Dec. 28, 2015—A new meta-analysis has found that the beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting.
Personalized medicine is topic of new Vanderbilt massive open online course
Dec. 13, 2015—Enrollment has opened for Case Studies in Personalized Medicine, Vanderbilt's latest free massive open online course, or MOOC. The six-week course starts Jan. 15.
Higher cigarette taxes linked to fewer infant deaths
Dec. 1, 2015—Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan released Dec. 1 in the journal Pediatrics.
Study links opioids, infection risk for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Nov. 19, 2015—Use of opioid analgesics is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for serious infections among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a Vanderbilt study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Study further links immune response, serotonin signaling
Nov. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University scientists are a step closer to understanding how inflammation in the body can affect mood and behavior.
VUMC receives NIH grant to develop artificial kidney
Nov. 3, 2015—The National Institutes of Health has awarded a four-year, $6 million grant to investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to develop an implantable artificial kidney.