Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University was established in 1873 in Nashville, Tennessee as a private academic research institution. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Vanderbilt 42nd among all comparable research and academic institutions globally. Vanderbilt is noted for its medical school, school of engineering, Vanderbilt has an undergraduate, graduate and professional degree curriculum with approximately 12,000 students. Vanderbilt Medical Center and research institutes attract a high level of funding from the National Institutes of Health. Exploration, a scientific on-line news service is published by Vanderbilt as well as other journals and news about current research.

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Baker Building 110 21st Ave. S., Suite 708 Nashville, TN 37203
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Novel insights on 'leaky' gut

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by chronic inflammation of the small and the large intestine. IBD patients experience bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain and have an increased risk of developing colon cancer.

Jul 20, 2018
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Mom may pass bacteria to baby in utero

For decades, it has been accepted that fetal development occurs in a sterile womb. Recent discoveries of bacterial DNA in baby's first bowel movement and in the placenta after sterile C-section, however, have challenged this ...

Jul 06, 2018
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SMAD4 clue to colon cancer

Chronic inflammation is a predisposing condition for colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.

Jul 06, 2018
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Novel infection fighter

Hospital-acquired infections are a serious threat to patient lives, especially with the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One drug that may prove helpful in the fight against these infections is monophosphoryl Lipid ...

Jun 15, 2018
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Confronting TB resistance

Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a highly infectious lung disease in humans.Unfortunately, resistance to anti-tubercular medicines such as fourth-generation fluoroquinolones is on the rise. In most cases, ...

Jun 12, 2018
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A 'public' target for HIV

Individuals produce unique sets of antibodies in response to HIV infection. That diversity—and the ability of the human immunodeficiency virus to rapidly change its protein coat to avoid detection—has stymied efforts ...

Jun 11, 2018
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