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Parade kicks off holiday season

Nov. 15, 2018—The 65th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s will kick off the holiday season in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 a.m.

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Cancer research trailblazer

Nov. 15, 2018—Stephen B. Baylin, MD, a leading cancer researcher from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, described his trailblazing studies of cancer epigenetics last week during a Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Evading cell death

Nov. 8, 2018—Stress granules that form in response to cellular stress help cancer cells survive and develop resistance to treatment.

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Vitamin C protects brain from seizures

Nov. 8, 2018—Brain ascorbate — vitamin C — is important for protecting the brain against seizures and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Novel methods to treat glaucoma

Nov. 8, 2018—Increasing a certain signaling molecule prevents the degeneration of retinal cells that are lost in glaucoma, suggesting a new way to treat this disease.

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Obesity negates beneficial drug effects

Nov. 8, 2018—A drug that improves levels of “good” cholesterol may not be beneficial for obese individuals, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Diabetes Day 2018

Nov. 8, 2018—Outstanding research achievement was recognized during last week’s Diabetes Day at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Nov. 8, 2018—Patient ambassador Lily Hensiek, center, served as Mayor of Smashville at the Nashville Predators Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Halloween Costume Shop

Nov. 1, 2018—Cornetta Long, 10, and her mother, Kelli, were all smiles after snagging Cornetta’s favorite costume during Wednesday’s Halloween Costume Shop at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. More than 1,000 costumes for patients and families were donated for this year’s event, which is hosted by Child Life.

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Fleischer’s ultrasound research contributions lauded

Nov. 1, 2018—Arthur Fleischer, MD, medical director of Ultrasound and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN), received the Laurence (Larry) A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) Annual Meeting held in October in San Diego.

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MEGAMicrobe 2018

Nov. 1, 2018—Gennifer Goode, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Interdisciplinary Science and Research (ISR) Program, steadies a transparent “lightboard” while 10-year-old Malakai Zundel creates his version of a germ during the second annual MEGAMicrobe event hosted Oct. 27 by the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation.

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Clues to bone metastases

Oct. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers are developing new approaches to study the mechanisms underlying why breast cancer cells home to bone and lie dormant, evading treatment.

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