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Cochran celebrates cancer treatment’s end in style

Oct. 4, 2018—Singer Anita Cochran had famous friends in the room when she celebrated her last cancer treatment, but the person with her who mattered the most was her 89-year-old father.

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Study reveals new targets to inhibit pulmonary fibrosis

Oct. 4, 2018—In a study out this week in Science Translational Medicine, an international team led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center sheds new light on the cause of pulmonary fibrosis and demonstrates a way to impede the disease in mice.

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Children’s Hospital launches ATV safety education program

Oct. 4, 2018—The Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital is launching a new ATV safety initiative to arm high school students with information about ATV usage.

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Nobel laureate Young to deliver next Flexner Discovery Lecture

Oct. 3, 2018—Michael Young, PhD, a winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his ground-breaking studies of circadian rhythms, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 in room 208 Light Hall.

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VUSN honored for efforts to recruit, retain men in nursing

Oct. 3, 2018—The American Association for Men in Nursing has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing a Best School of Nursing by the American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN). The honor recognizes a school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession.

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New study looks at brain networks involved in free will

Oct. 3, 2018—Using lesion network mapping, a recently developed technique for analyzing how the brain works, Ryan Darby, MD, assistant professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt, studied free will perception related to movement decisions.

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Gordon receives $2.3 million NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Oct. 2, 2018—Reyna Gordon, PhD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology and director of the Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million in total costs for her project, “Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches.”

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Probing the genetics of fibroids

Oct. 1, 2018—A new study identified multiple genetic locations associated with the size and number of uterine fibroids — common non-cancerous uterine tumors.

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Cytokine-cognition connection

Oct. 1, 2018—Targeting the immune system may provide a new avenue for therapeutic intervention in psychiatric diseases characterized by motivational and cognitive deficits.

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Plasma study proves increased survival rate of critically injured patients

Sep. 27, 2018—by Kristin Smart  A Vanderbilt University Medical Center study has found that giving fresh, frozen plasma to critically injured patients in hemorrhagic shock during medical helicopter transport decreased their need for blood transfusions and improved survival.    VUMC enrolled 97 patients in this four-year study; 42 received plasma, and 55 received standard care. After 30 days,...

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Vanderbilt implants Tennessee’s first artificial heart

Sep. 27, 2018—by Craig Boerner Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Cardiac Surgery Team performed Tennessee’s first total artificial heart implantation Wednesday, Sept. 26, on a 56-year-old man with congestive heart failure.  The team used a SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, a mechanical solution for a patient’s failing heart, whereby surgeons completely remove the patient’s heart and replace it with...

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Stretch, inflammation and hypertension

Sep. 27, 2018—New research sheds light on how changes in blood vessel forces enhance immune cell activation and promote hypertension.

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