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Correctly copying DNA

Mar. 14, 2019—A precise understanding of how the enzyme topoisomerase II cuts DNA could lead to better anti-cancer therapies.

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LifeFlight enhances in-flight patient care with Haiku app

Mar. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is known for transporting critically injured patients to Vanderbilt University Medical Center while providing emergency care with little to no medical information about its patients.

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LGBTQ Health Symposium

Mar. 14, 2019—Molly Adele Brown, accompanied on guitar by Tim Angsten, sang at the Second Annual Southern LGBTQ Health Symposium to engage providers, students and community members throughout the region on ways to better serve sexual and gender minority patients and families.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Mar. 14, 2019—Ray Cruz, a patient at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, performed the national anthem at the Nashville Predators Hockey Fights Cancer night.

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Annual Shade Tree Trot set to raise funds for student-run clinics

Mar. 7, 2019—The 11th annual Shade Tree Trot, presented by Messer Construction and Carrabba’s, is set for Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Congressional testimony

Mar. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, right, testified Feb. 27 before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on military policy affecting transgender service members.

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Voting in U.S. News “Best Hospitals” Survey Continues

Mar. 7, 2019—The opportunity for eligible physicians to vote in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey will remain open through March. Online voting takes place on Doximity (www.doximity.com). To participate, eligible physicians must complete their survey on Doximity before the close of the voting period.

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Achilles’ heel for kidney cancer

Feb. 28, 2019—The discovery that kidney cells with mutations in a certain gene are sensitive to therapies called PI3K inhibitors opens new opportunities for applying precision medicine to cancer treatment.

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Personalized pain management

Feb. 28, 2019—Understanding how natural brain chemicals with pain-relieving properties interact with administered opioids may guide personalized approaches for pain management.

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Precision health talk

Feb. 28, 2019—Stanford University School of Medicine’s Lloyd Minor, MD, center, spoke about health care in the era of precision medicine during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Eligible physicians can now vote in U.S. News “Best Hospitals” survey

Feb. 25, 2019—Annual voting is now open for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings for adult and children's hospitals. Online voting for eligible physicians to complete their survey takes place on Doximity (www.doximity.com). The surveys will remain open throughout the month of March.

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Research shows frogs can adapt to traffic noise

Feb. 21, 2019—Frogs don’t like living near noisy highways any better than people do, but research from Vanderbilt suggests that frogs, like hardened city-dwellers, can learn to adapt to the constant din of rumbling trucks, rolling tires and honking horns.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

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A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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