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Diabetes research grant receives NIDDK renewal

September 08, 2022

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) is celebrating its 49th year of continual operation with the five-year competitive renewal of a $10.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (…

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Researchers discover how salt increases blood pressure

August 19, 2022

Kirabo and her colleagues have been exploring the novel role of immune cells in salt-sensitive hypertension. They have now discovered that activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome — a protein complex involved in the inflammatory response — in immune cells contributes to salt-sensitive hypertension…

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