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At Vanderbilt, the drive to discover, care, learn and share is in our DNA — it defines who we are. Our Discoveries in Action podcast is about the big ideas and breakthroughs happening right here at Vanderbilt Health.

Pediatric Cancer

Oligosaccharide in Milk Halts Chemo-Induced Mucositis

A type of sugar present in human milk can prevent chemotherapy-induced mucositis in animal models.

Why do Some Pediatric Low-grade Gliomas Spread?

The largest study of disseminated low-grade gliomas in children aims to pinpoint drivers of metastasis.

Aggressive, Systemic Vasculitis Now Treated with Avacopan

ADVOCATE study demonstrates power of a game-changing therapy to reduce glucocorticoid use by nearly two-thirds.
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Antagonist of Serotonin 2B Blunts Heart and PAH Remodeling

Stunning findings from the bench hold the promise of impacting heart-attack recovery and addressing pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Innovative Therapy Boosts Survival in Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Researchers find that ASTX727, a new oral combination therapy, can prolong survival in TP53-mutated MDS.

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Trends in Medicine

Uncovering Role of Microbiome in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Study to examine the esophageal microbiome as an influence on patients’ response to topical steroids.

Virus Researcher James Crowe Turns to RSV Drug Development

A pioneer in the fight against viral disease during the pandemic turns his attention to the spike in respiratory syncytial virus.

Health Coaching Creates Lasting Lifestyle Changes

Study shows effectiveness is sustained beyond coaching period in patients managing chronic disease.

Quality Improvement Metrics to Shed Light on Geriatric Workforce Training

Vanderbilt is providing feedback to assess how well MIPS measures are meeting goals for geriatric patients.

Metzel to Congress: ‘Larger Forces’ at Root of Health Disparities

Training physicians to adopt a structural-competency framework can impart a more holistic viewpoint.

4 ‘M’s Improve Care for Older Adults

Systems-wide updates aid in implementation of the 4Ms, a framework for providing high-quality care for older patients.