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glutamine metabolism

Team’s Findings Show Glutamine Metabolism Affects T Cell Signaling

The cellular nutrient glutamine launches a metabolic signaling pathway that promotes the function of some immune system T cells and suppresses others, Vanderbilt researchers...
developmental disorders

Study: Attention Requires Balance in the Brain

The ability to focus attention is a fundamental challenge that the brain must solve and one that is essential to navigating our daily lives....
Premature Babies

Using the Microbiome to Help Premature Babies Grow

About half of babies born prematurely struggle to grow, putting them at risk of health problems that can last a lifetime. Despite years of...
Iron deficiency

New Research Seeks to Understand Link Between Iron and Brain Development

Iron deficiency is the one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in the world and affects mainly pregnant mothers and young children.  Numerous studies...
central nervous system

Study Points to New Method to Deliver Drugs to the Brain

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research...
Chronic stress

Individual Stress Susceptibility and Glucose Metabolism Are Linked to Brain Function

Chronic stress is a well-known risk factor for the development of psychiatric illnesses including depression disorders. The brain requires a great deal of glucose,...
Leukemia

Delving Where Few Others Have Gone, Leukemia Researchers Open New Path

A Wilmot Cancer Institute study uncovers how a single gene could be at fault in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the deadliest cancers. The breakthrough...
hearing loss

Study Points to Possible New Therapy for Hearing Loss

Researchers have taken an important step toward what may become a new approach to restore hearing loss. In a new study, out today in the European...
acute myeloid leukemia

Delving Where Few Others Have Gone, Leukemia Researchers Open New Path

A Wilmot Cancer Institute study uncovers how a single gene could be at fault in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the deadliest cancers. The breakthrough...
medical biomarkers

Team’s Study Reveals Hidden Lives of Medical Biomarkers

What do medical biomarkers do on evenings and weekends, when they might be considered off the clock? The hidden lives of medical biomarkers are the...
Fibrosis

KAIST Identifies the Trigger of the Hyperactivation of Fibrosis in Collaboration...

Scientists have been investigating the negative effects that the hyperactivation of fibrosis has on fibrotic diseases and cancer. A KAIST research team unveiled a...
pulmonary fibrosis

Study Reveals New Targets to Inhibit Pulmonary Fibrosis

In a study out this week in Science Translational Medicine, an international team led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center sheds new light on...
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...
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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...