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Cancer’s SOS

Mar. 28, 2019—Stephen Fesik and colleagues are advancing cancer drug discovery with the characterization of small molecules that modulate RAS, an important target for anti-cancer therapies.

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Unraveling endocytosis

Mar. 28, 2019—New discoveries by Jason MacGurn and colleagues further understanding of the complex machinery that cells use take up substances from outside the cell.

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SCRIPS Symposium

Mar. 28, 2019—Speakers at the inaugural SCRIPS Spring Symposium (Supporting Careers in Research for Interventional Physicians and Surgeons) last week were, from left, Kelle Moley, MD, senior vice president and chief scientific officer of the March of Dimes; 2018 SCRIPS Scholars Yash Choksi, MD, and Akshitkumar Mistry, MD; and Anil Rustgi, MD.

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Discovery Lecture

Mar. 28, 2019—Ruth Lehmann, PhD, center, a world-renowned expert on the biology of germ cells, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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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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