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HDL-cholesterol and breast cancer risk

January 31, 2020

Circulating lipids have been proposed to influence the risk of breast, colorectal and other common cancers, but results from conventional epidemiologic studies have been inconsistent.

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VUMC study to use artificial intelligence to explore suicide risk

January 23, 2020

With the help of a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will use computational methods to shed light on suicidal ideation and its relationship to attempted suicide, predict suicidal ideation and suicide…

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Telehealth grant boosts diabetes prevention efforts

December 23, 2019

Vanderbilt’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has demonstrated its effectiveness at helping employees lose weight as a means of preventing Type 2 diabetes and has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the program using telehealth.

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Protein dynamics in the beating heart

December 19, 2019

The protein titin is a large structural component of the sarcomere — the machinery that mediates contraction of cardiac muscle cells. Despite its importance to the beating heart, little is known about titin turnover.

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