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heart failure

Antibody “Road Block” Enables Fine-Tuning for Cardiac Recovery, Decreases Risk of...

More than one million Americans per year experience myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, as well as the healing and...
alpacasvideo

Meet the Alpacas That Are Helping Researchers Who Study Autism, Alzheimer’s...

Alpacas aren’t the typical animals that drivers spot as they wind their way through rural Tennessee, but there’s a happy herd of...
prostate surgery

Hand-Held Robot Points to Less Invasive Prostate Surgery

Vanderbilt collaborators focused on minimally invasive prostate surgery are developing an endoscopic robotic system with two-handed dexterity at a much smaller scale...
video

Vanderbilt Engineers Tripped People 190 Times, but It Was for a...

Andrés Martínez strode briskly on the treadmill, staring straight ahead and counting backwards by seven from 898, a trick to keep his...
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...
cockroachvideo

Karate Kicks Keep Cockroaches from Becoming Zombies, Wasp Chow

Rick Grimes has nothing on the humble American cockroach when it comes to avoiding zombification. Far from being a weak-willed sap easily paralyzed by the...
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...
heart attack

Novel Genetic Study Sheds New Light on Risk of Heart Attack

Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), Vanderbilt scientists reported Oct. 3 in the journal eLife. The...
two-dimensional materials

Synergy in Two-Dimensional Materials, Membranes Research Clear in Professor’s New Work

Where researchers who worked with two-dimensional materials and those who worked with membranes were once separate, synergistic opportunities are resulting in exciting new developments at...
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...
immune systemvideo

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...