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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...
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Immune System Emerges as Partner in Opioid Cravings Fight

The same immune system that fights infection and the flu could join the battle against opioid addiction, new research out of the Vanderbilt Center for...
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...
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...
bow tie photonic crystalvideo

Bowtie-Funnel Combo Best for Conducting Light; Team Found Answer in Undergrad...

Running computers on virtually invisible beams of light rather than microelectronics would make them faster, lighter and more energy efficient. A version of that...
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...
Enzyme

Enzyme Helps Build Motor That Drives Neuron Death

A biochemistry instructor curious about an enzyme discovered in the damaged neurons of people with multiple sclerosis made a leap toward a potential cure...
Gene Expression

Vanderbilt Study Links Gene Expression, Disease Association Data

An international team of researchers has integrated gene expression and disease association data to better understand the biological mechanisms of complex human diseases. In a...
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...
lithium batteriesvideo

Safe Solid-State Lithium Batteries Herald ‘Paradigm Shift’ in Energy Storage

The race to produce safe, powerful and affordable solid-state lithium batteries is accelerating and recent announcements about game-changing research using a solid non-flammable ceramic...
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...
gold nanoparticlesvideo

The ‘Shine’ in Gold Particles Has a New Use – Finding...

That glint of gold has always captured our eyes, but now the precious metal has a new use – finding defects in 3D printing. Vanderbilt...
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...
lab-on-a-chip

Faster, More Precise Lab-On-A-Chip Holds Promise of Early Cancer Diagnosis

An award-winning Vanderbilt University researcher used plasmonics to develop a new kind of nanotweezers that can rapidly trap and detect molecules, viruses and DNA...
epilepsy

Research Reveals Underappreciated Role of Brainstem in Epilepsy

New research from Vanderbilt suggests that repeated seizures reduce brainstem connectivity, a possible contributor to unexplained neurocognitive problems in epilepsy patients. The brainstem has been...
lung cancer, heart attack, Childhood Myopia, autism spectrum disorder, health efforts, Clostridium difficile, movement disorders, autism spectrum disorder, hypertension, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, Kidney Fibrosis, sarcoma, Seizures, Alzheimer’s disease, Kidney Disease, stress, Lung Disease, cancer, blood type, Viral interference, male infants, premature infants, antibodies, breast cancer, DNA repair protein, COX-2 blocker, Alzheimer’s, isoketal-modified proteins, opioids, ebola, nerve degeneration, neurotransmitter, pulmonary fibrosis, schizophrenia

New Research Finds Lung Cancer Risk Drops Substantially Within Five Years...

Just because you stopped smoking years ago doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer.  That’s the “bad”...
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“These Could Revolutionize the World” — Pint Cracks Code to Cheap,...

Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash. That’s essentially what Vanderbilt University researchers produced after...