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Diabetes

Research Reveals Link Between Immunity, Diabetes

When it comes to diet-induced obesity, your immune system is not always your friend. Adipose (fatty) tissue is infiltrated by white blood cells that have...
Nicotine patch

Nicotine Patch Shows Promise in Treating Late-Life Depression

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center pilot study of treating late-life depression in nonsmokers with transdermal nicotine (nicotine patch) has yielded some promising results, but...
Neurological Disordersvideo

Researchers Harness Virtual Reality, Motion Capture to Study Neurological Disorders

Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have a powerful new state-of-the-art tool at their disposal to study diseases like Autism, Alzheimer’s,...
Multiple Sclerosis

Drug Shows Promise in Slowing Multiple Sclerosis

Research appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine could herald a new treatment approach for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) if confirmed in future studies. The...
Ventricular Arrhythmia

Chest Pain Drug Ranolazine Falls Short in Preventing First Episode of...

A clinical trial of more than 1,000 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) found that the drug ranolazine (commonly used to treat chest pain; brand name...
aortic stiffness

Study Links Aortic Stiffness with Lower Cerebral Blood Flow

Greater aortic stiffness is related to lower cerebral blood flow, especially among individuals with increased genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease, according to research from...
norovirus

Team Isolates Antibodies That Neutralize GI Bug Norovirus

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have isolated the first human monoclonal antibodies that can neutralize norovirus, the leading cause of acute gastrointestinal illness...
Probiotics, transplanted kidneys, Heart Disease, Hybrid Donor-Acceptor Polymer Particles, skin damage, aging, Post-Traumatic Stress, Diabetes, body on a chip, smoking, lupus, dementia, digestive system, Head Impact, blood pressure, Pancreatic Cancer, Regenerative Medicine Therapies, Cardiometabolic Health, Kidney Function, Cocaine addiction, Opioid Analgesic, Asthma, Antidepressants, breast cancer

Baby Poop May Be Source of Beneficial Probiotics

Probiotics seem to be everywhere these days – in yogurt, pickles, bread, even dog food. But there’s one place that may surprise you: There...
obesity

Clue to Treating Obesity Found in Body’s ‘Rheostat’

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan have discovered a critical factor in the rheostatic control of the body weight by the...
Cardiovascular Diseases

Air Pollution Leads to Cardiovascular Diseases

Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 percent of deaths occur as...
Melanoma

Melanoma Linked with CLL, Wilmot Recommends Close Monitoring

While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery — these...
Tumor blocker

A Human Endogenous Tumor Blocker Discovered

Scientists of the University Medical Center Mainz have identified a novel protein involved in the human immune response: MYPOP – so far relatively unknown....
Early Childhood Obesity

Study Finds Behavioral Changes Insufficient at Preventing Early Childhood Obesity

Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity...
Probiotics, transplanted kidneys, Heart Disease, Hybrid Donor-Acceptor Polymer Particles, skin damage, aging, Post-Traumatic Stress, Diabetes, body on a chip, smoking, lupus, dementia, digestive system, Head Impact, blood pressure, Pancreatic Cancer, Regenerative Medicine Therapies, Cardiometabolic Health, Kidney Function, Cocaine addiction, Opioid Analgesic, Asthma, Antidepressants, breast cancer

Blood Samples Used to Investigate Adaptive Repair Mechanisms of Transplanted Kidneys

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that gene expression analysis of blood samples taken from the recipients of transplanted kidneys can...
brain injury

Study Supports Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injury

For the first time in the U.S., a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who’ve experienced a blow to...
ebola virus

Team Finds Potent Antibodies Against Three Ebola Viruses

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues are a step closer to developing a broadly effective antibody treatment against the three major...
Nano-Submarinesvideo

Targeting Headaches and Tumors with Nano-Submarines

Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) have developed a new method to enable miniature...
opioid agonist therapy, breast cancer, Pediatric Leukemia, Knee Surgery, Acute Kidney Injury, reproductive disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, ear tumor, tumor, asthma, lung cancer, anti-viral, norovirus, antibiotic

Study Reveals Opioid Patients Face Multiple Barriers to Treatment

In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any...
Parkinson’s

DBS Treatment May Slow Tremor Progression in Early-Stage Parkinson’s Patients

Analysis of data from a clinical trial conducted at Vanderbilt suggests that deep brain stimulation (DBS) administered to patients with very early-stage Parkinson’s disease...
opioid agonist therapy, breast cancer, Pediatric Leukemia, Knee Surgery, Acute Kidney Injury, reproductive disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, ear tumor, tumor, asthma, lung cancer, anti-viral, norovirus, antibiotic

Team Identifies New Gene Candidates for Breast Cancer Risk

An international coalition led by scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Herston, Australia, has identified 48...