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99 Posts

  1. The Alliance for Genomic Discovery announces founding biopharma members: AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer and Merck

    Illumina Inc., a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, in collaboration with Nashville Biosciences LLC, a leading clinical and genomic data company and wholly owned subsidiary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, today announced the five founding new m
  2. Researchers examined a week’s worth of sleep data from 2,000 adults over 45 and found that those who slept varying amounts each night and went to bed at different times were more likely to have hardened arteries than those with more regular sleep patterns. #MedPost #news #sleep #h
  3. This 200-year-old treatment can be effective for a variety of conditions, but it does take work.
  4. Mark Cuban pharmacy could save billions on prostate cancer, bladder drugs

    A new drug company founded by entrepreneur @mcuban could save patients $1.29 billion a year based on 2020 Medicare Part D expenditures on just the nine most popular urological drugs, according to a study published in the Journal of Urology . The study,
  5. Essential Worker? Want to learn about a new study focusing on ways to keep workers safe?

    A newly funded study, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, focuses on essential workers who work in jobs outside health care. The study’s aim is to connect with people in Middle Tennessee who
  6. Heart failure risk higher in rural areas, especially for women and Black men – NEW

    Heart failure risk is 19% higher for adults living in rural areas of the U.S., as compared to urban areas, and 34% higher for Black men living in rural areas, according to a large, observational study
  7. Machine learning predicts delirium — NEW

    Among hospitalized adults, delirium is common, and is associated with increased mortality, cognitive decline and new-onset dementia. More than two-thirds of delirium cases are considered preventable. 
  8. Tennessee schools step up practice on lifesaving equipment like the kind used to save Damar Hamlin

    Angel Carter, RN, has been getting 20 emails a day since Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin nearly died in the middle of an NFL field. Many are from school leaders interested in conducting a drill abou
  9. Is drinking tea good for your gut?

    Postie Note: I'm drinking tea right now. Tea drinking is acclaimed for its health benefits, including preventing obesity and some metabolic diseases, which may be due partly to the beneficial effects o
  10. Surgeons target pancreatic cancer with electrons using new technology - NEW

    Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center treated a pancreatic cancer patient using IntraOp Mobetron IORT with electrons — the first surgery performed in Tennessee with this new technology utili
  11. Carol Turner signed up to be a part of a national #Alzheimers trial and is the first Black participant. She wants to see more Black people who have a family history join the AHEAD study. cc @drchwilkins
  12. “Our own success in immunizing children routinely, uniformly against a whole list of diseases that used to be common has resulted in the current generation of moms and dads not knowing much about thes
  13. Expandable prosthesis gives young soccer player more mobility

    Last year Dominic Gamez was an active 7-year-old boy who loved playing travel soccer. “He was one of the best players,” said his mother, Lessly. “He was the fastest runner. He was amazing.” On a Monday
  14. Federally funded studies into treatment for chronic conditions overlook efficacy in adults with autism, analysis finds

    NEW — Physical health disparity conditions in autistic adults have not been the focus of any research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the last four decades, an analysis of a fe
  15. New Climate x Health podcast episode

    Check out the #ListenDNA Producer's Cut episode of "Nashville's Opportunity: Eco-Action or Anxiety" to hear experts from Oak Ridge National Laboratory , Vanderbilt University Medical Center , Vanderbilt
  16. Novel lung cancer biomarker

    The gene that encodes the tumor suppressor protein p53 is the most commonly mutated gene in human cancers. Mutations can lead to the production of autoantibodies against p53, which have been associate
  17. Brain’s Sensory Processing Often Struggles in Autism

    Virtual reality may help smooth out disconnects between vision and hearing. Sensory inputs that neurotypical people perceive as simultaneous are sometimes perceived as separate in autistic individuals,
  18. Early effects of Huntington disease

    Huntington disease (HD) is a rare, inherited disease that results from a mutation in the Huntingtin gene. HD is commonly described as having Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS at the same time. The muta
  19. Alzheimer’s drug that slows cognitive decline gets FDA approval #Alzheimers #aging #MedPost @washingtonpost
  20. Why we (still) can't find any children's Tylenol

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