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UTHSC’s Sun Receives $2.2 from NIH for Epigenetic Study on Arterial Stiffness

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In humans, large arteries lose elasticity and thicken with age and other pathological conditions, leading to arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure. Age-related arterial stiffening affects a large population and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet it remains poorly understood, with no effective intervention. Work being done in the lab of Zhongjie Sun,… Read More


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UTHSC Professor Adebiyi Receives $3 Million for Neonatal Kidney Research, His Third NIH Award This Year

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In the transition from fetal to neonatal life, the kidneys undergo delicate and intricate changes in functionality as they assume the primary responsibility for keeping the blood clean and chemically balanced. Understanding these complex physiological changes is critical, as stressors before, during, and after delivery put newborns at risk of kidney injury and maladaptation. The… Read More


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UTHSC’s Jonathan Wall Awarded $385,000 Grant To Study Amyloidosis Treatment Options

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Jonathan Wall, PhD, professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville and director of the Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics, has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $385,000 from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health to study new treatments for systemic amyloidosis. “Our… Read More


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UTHSC’s Mancarella Receives $1.5 Million to Investigate Molecular Mechanism Regulating Heart Function

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Salvatore Mancarella, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently awarded $1.52 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support his investigations into the molecular-level causes of cardiac muscle deterioration. One of the most common types of heart… Read More


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UTHSC’s Yousefi Awarded $600,000 in Grants to Develop Artificial Intelligence to Improve Glaucoma Research, Diagnosis

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Siamak Yousefi, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received two grants worth more than $600,000 combined to further develop artificial intelligence (AI) to help diagnose and monitor glaucoma. Dr. Yousefi is the recipient of $451,139… Read More


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UTHSC’s Narayanan Awarded Grant to Study Cause of Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African American Men

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Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $455,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for a two-year study of the underlying cause of the development of aggressive prostate cancer in African American men. Approximately 174,000… Read More


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UTHSC Professor Adebowale Adebiyi Receives $4.5 Million from the NIH For Research into Vascular, Kidney Dysfunction

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Despite a plethora of treatment options, the burdens of cardiovascular and kidney disease still pose significant challenges to public health and the economy. Efforts to reduce cardiovascular and kidney disease include scientific investigations into the mechanisms that underlie alterations in the function of blood vessels. These efforts include the research done in the laboratory of… Read More


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NIH Award for Sickle Cell Study Marks Milestone Support For Junior UTHSC Investigator, CORNET Program

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A new research project that could impact and expand the discovery of new treatment options for sickle cell patients has received significant federal funding. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded nearly $1 million to Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics in the UTHSC College of Medicine, for her project… Read More