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Gene regulation found to play role in pulmonary hypertension

Oct. 18, 2012—New findings from Vanderbilt researchers may explain why only some individuals who have inherited mutations that increase risk for pulmonary hypertension actually develop the disease.

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Cave diver’s stroke leads to race against time to remove clots

Oct. 18, 2012—They had just done a belly crawl in the Southport Saltpeter Cave in Maury County, Tenn., wriggling through a 90-foot-long shaft that was just a foot tall in some places, when Darrell Smith began acting strange. He took his helmet off, which the experienced spelunker would never do underground, and kept shining his headlamp in...

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Setting traps to probe gene function

Oct. 18, 2012—A new method for creating genetic mutations that can be activated at certain times or in specific tissues will enable studies to probe gene function.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts autism study tour for French disability professionals

Oct. 17, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosted nine social workers with the CREAHI Campagna-Ardenne, a regional center in France that provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The visitors heard nine presentations, many by faculty and staff from the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, on topics including assessment and diagnosis, family training and...

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Beauchamp, Vermund elected to Institute of Medicine

Oct. 17, 2012—R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, and Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center observes Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day

Oct. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Vanderbilt Breast Center and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing are joining to observe Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Vanderbilt Breast Center, located at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. This is Nashville’s and Vanderbilt’s first observance of BRA Day....

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VU Neuroscience Graduate Program recognized as best in the nation for 2012

Oct. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Neuroscience Graduate Program has been named the 2012 “Program of the Year” by the Society for Neuroscience.

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Open Enrollment allows employees to select benefits

Oct. 11, 2012—Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for Vanderbilt staff and faculty to elect the coverage that best suits their needs, will take place Oct. 17-31. As it was last year, this is an active enrollment, which means that all benefits-eligible employees need to make benefits elections.

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VU mourns loss of Pediatrics icon Sell

Oct. 11, 2012—Sarah H. Sell, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, Emerita, one of the key players in the development of the childhood vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children younger than 5, died Saturday, Oct. 6. She was 99.

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Collaborative effort focuses on pediatric traumatic brain injury

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center and the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences are offering new interdisciplinary outpatient programs for children ages 3 to 21 who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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VU scientists cheer Nobel Prize for stem cell research

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University scientists are cheering this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for recognizing the discovery that mature cells can be “reprogrammed” into other cell types — a finding which they said has electrified their work.

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Center for Medical Weight Loss opens at One Hundred Oaks

Oct. 11, 2012—When patients come to Vanderbilt’s new Center for Medical Weight Loss, the first thing medical director John Cleek, M.D., wants them to understand is how their bodies use energy.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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.

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

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