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Questions and answers on epidemiology of COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Though he specializes in chronic disease, epidemiologist Qi Dai, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine, has been closely following the international scientific literature on SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). He answered questions on March 19, when total U.S.

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Meat intake and colorectal polyps

March 20, 2020

Conventional colorectal adenomas are the precursor lesions for most colorectal cancers. In addition to these adenomas, other colorectal polyps are detected during colonoscopy.

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One-two punch for cancer

March 05, 2020

Many cancer cells evade critical DNA surveillance and maintenance by increasing the export — by the Exportin-1 (XPO1) nucleo-cytoplasmic transport protein — of nearly all major tumor suppressor proteins from the nucleus.

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Potential new heartburn drug studied at VUMC

February 27, 2020

An investigational drug that binds bile acids in the stomach can reduce the severity of heartburn symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when combined with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a new study suggests.

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Nashville VA dialysis unit named in Stone’s honor

February 13, 2020

On Feb. 11, the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) dedicated its dialysis unit to William Stone, MD, a nephrologist and professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who retired from VUMC and VAMC in December after 50 years.

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Team tracks integrin’s role in lung function

February 06, 2020

Beta-1 integrin, a critical component of epithelial extracellular matrix receptors, is essential for normal lung function in adulthood, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered.

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