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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...
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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”...
carbon nanotubesvideo

“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...
acetaminophen

Study Finds Acetaminophen Helps Reduce Acute Kidney Injury Risk in Children...

Children who underwent cardiac surgery were less likely to develop acute kidney injury if they had been treated with acetaminophen in the first 48...
Alzheimer’s genevideo

Study Provides Robust Evidence of Sex Differences with Alzheimer’s Gene

The APOE gene, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, may play a more prominent role in disease development among women than men, according to...
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Gene Study Spots Clues to Heart Risk for Statin Patients

A Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like...
mosquito-borne virusesvideo

Unraveling Genetic Mystery Next Step in Zika and Dengue Fight

A Vanderbilt team took the next leap forward in using a little-known bacteria to stop the spread of deadly mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika...
obesityvideo

Characterizing ‘Keyhole’ Is First Step to Fighting Obesity at the Cellular...

An international team has uncovered the potential to beat obesity at the cellular level, characterizing for the first time a complex, little-understood receptor type...
Alpha-gal allergy

Alpha-Gal Found to Be Both a Medication and Red Meat Allergy

Alpha-gal allergy has commonly been referred to as “the red meat” allergy, but doctors at the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program (ASAP) helped...
anemia

New Way to Treat Anemia

Treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease or other diseases often requires repeated — and costly — injections or infusions of an artificial...
plasma cell disorder

Patient’s Efforts Help Shine Light on Plasma Cell Disorder

Ten years ago, Charlotte Haffner became Vanderbilt University’s first patient to undergo a heart transplant followed by a stem cell transplant to treat a...
sinusitis treatment

Study of Mucus May Help Guide Sinusitis Treatment

A patient’s mucus may predict the type of his or her chronic sinusitis, which could help doctors determine whether surgery or medical treatments can...
circadian clock

Study Finds Broken Circadian Clock in Human Tumors

Human tumors appear to have a broken circadian clock, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center report in the journal PeerJ. While the link between circadian clock...
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

Study Explores New Treatment for Childhood Myopia

The rates of myopia, or nearsightedness, in pediatric patients have steadily increased with little to no change in treatment, which, for decades, has had...