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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...
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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...
Clostridium difficile infections

Grant Bolsters Study of Potential New Therapy for C. Diff Infection

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011 in the United States there were almost half a million Clostridium difficile infections, and one...
TRAPPIST-1

Planets Orbiting TRAPPIST-1 Star Provide Clues to the Nature of Habitable...

TRAPPIST-1 is an ultra-cool red dwarf star located about 40 light-years from the sun in the constellation Aquarius. It’s slightly larger, but much more...
genetic diseases

Study Spots Undiagnosed Genetic Diseases in EHR

Patients diagnosed with heart failure, stroke, infertility and kidney failure could actually be suffering from rare and undiagnosed genetic diseases. And now researchers at Vanderbilt...
staph infection

New Imaging Approach Offers Unprecedented Views of Staph Infection

Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH, marvels at the images on his computer screen — 3-D molecular-level views of infection in a mouse. “I’m pretty convinced that...
anti-cancer

Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University Expand Partnership to Develop Novel Treatment...

Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University today announced the expansion of their successful existing collaboration to develop novel anti-cancer compounds. The expanded research partnership will focus...
autism spectrum disorder

Vanderbilt Study Affirms Effectiveness, Promise of Telemedicine for Autism Evaluations

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be accurately diagnosed in young children via remote, telemedicine...
Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

VICC Study Sheds New Light on Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed a gene mutation’s role in Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome,...
immunotherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs Linked with More Serious Heart Effects

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have identified a growing number of serious and sometimes fatal cases of heart problems among cancer patients treated with...
Diabetes

Discovery by Vanderbilt-Led Group Could Lead to Improved Diabetes Treatment

Vanderbilt investigators and colleagues around the country have made a major discovery that could lead to better ways to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D). The...
graphene

Graphene Material Strengthens Nerve Signaling in the Brain

Less than 20 years after it was developed, a thin, resilient sheet of carbon atoms with remarkable properties known as graphene is transforming biomedical...
cannabis

Cannabis Compound Reduces Seizures

About one third of patients treated for epilepsy continue to have seizures. Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the many active compounds in the cannabis (marijuana)...
glaucoma

Glaucoma Study Finds Brain Fights to Preserve Vision

A team of researchers, led by David Calkins, PhD, vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, has made a breakthrough...
wind turbinesvideo

New Recyclable Resin Makes Wind Turbines Much More Sustainable

Fields of spinning wind turbines inspire thoughts of earth-friendly energy, but until now, generating wind power hasn’t been as sustainable as people may have...
scleroderma

Team Finds Stem Cell Transplant Improves Scleroderma Survival

Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s own immune system attacks the skin and connective tissue causing it to harden, is a progressive...