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Discovery could lead to neutralizing West Nile virus

Dec. 6, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that can “neutralize” the West Nile virus and potentially prevent a leading cause of viral encephalitis (brain inflammation) in the United States.

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Neuromodulation Society honors Hacker’s Parkinson’s research

Dec. 6, 2018—Mallory Hacker, PhD, research assistant professor of Neurology, is the 2019 recipient of the Kumar New Investigator Award from the North American Neuromodulation Society.

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VUMC Nursing Staff Bylaws highlight latest, best practices

Dec. 6, 2018—More than 150 nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center convened in Langford Auditorium recently for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention.

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Clinical Research Center moves to new Round Wing location

Dec. 6, 2018—The new Round Wing location of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Elliot V. Newman Clinical Research Center (CRC) opened Dec. 4 with a ribbon-cutting and reception.

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Vanderbilt Prize winner shares career insights

Dec. 6, 2018—Lynne Maquat, PhD, recipient of the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, shared some career advice with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at her Vanderbilt Prize lecture last week.

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Christmas Parade again rallies support for Children’s Hospital

Dec. 6, 2018—The 65th Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade, presented by Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, kicked off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 1, in downtown Nashville. Again, this year, the parade supported Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and its programs.

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Study defines association of oral anticoagulants and proton pump inhibitors to gastrointestinal bleeding risk

Dec. 4, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published this week in JAMA shows that patients already at higher risk for gastrointestinal bleeding gain a marked protection from this risk when they take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in combination with an oral anticoagulant.

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Analyzing single-cell landscapes

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new tool for quantifying data from single-cell studies.

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Five faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2018—Five Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year.

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Green tea and diabetes

Nov. 29, 2018—In a large population study of Chinese adults, Vanderbilt researchers found that green tea drinking increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Children’s After-Hours Clinics reach patient visit milestone

Nov. 29, 2018—When Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital launched its After-Hours Clinic Program in 2013, the decision to bring its expertise in treating children closer to home and to provide another option for families was the right choice.

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NEI grants help bolster glaucoma research efforts

Nov. 29, 2018—Two Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) researchers were recently awarded National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine grants for $6.8 million over five years to develop new treatments for optic neuropathies and glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

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