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Transplant Excellence Result of Skill, Innovation and Teamwork

Vanderbilt surpasses its previous annual record for solid organ transplants, establishing it as the fifth-largest transplant center in the nation.
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Inflammation Factors in Obesity and Kidney Injury

Studies connect receptor pathways to macrophages and inflammation in both obesity and kidney fibrosis.
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Exceptional Growth for Amyloidosis Care

Vanderbilt soars with emerging therapeutics and is the first dedicated amyloidosis treatment center in Tennessee.

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APOL1 Tied to Higher COVID-19 Mortality

Nationwide analysis finds variants may confer more than elevated risk of kidney disease.
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How Bacteria Battles Acidity to Cause UTIs

A novel mechanism of acid resistance expands E. coli’s defenses and may guide researchers toward better treatment for a common infection.
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Mutated DNA Regulator Implicated in Cancer Cell Development

Studies on SETD2 identified correlations between mutated chromosomes in cancer cells and chemotherapy resistance.
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Unexpected Consequences of Rac1 Protein

Research provides insight into how these key proteins support kidney ducts’ cellular integrity.
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Magnesium’s Role in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

Mouse model investigation confirms link between magnesium and blood pressure response.
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Disparities Emerge, From Evaluation to Transplant

Research shows varying levels of disparities throughout the kidney transplant process.