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Host proteins can control HIV infection

Oct. 5, 2012—The protein APOBEC3G contributes to spontaneous control of HIV-1 in vivo and may provide therapeutic benefits.

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HER2 may impact lung cancer therapy

Sep. 21, 2012—A protein associated with aggressive breast cancers may also influence resistance of lung cancer to targeted therapies.

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‘Duties of Care, Rights of Conscience’ subject of medical lecture

Sep. 11, 2012—R. Alta Charo, the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School and a member of the Institute of Medicine, will discuss “Duties of Care, Rights of Conscience” at noon Friday, Sept. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208.

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Event celebrates Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.

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Tool helps plumb electronic records

Aug. 24, 2012—A tool developed for one institution’s electronic health records can work at other institutions, potentially facilitating the use of these records in research studies.

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Gene linked to familial prostate cancer

Aug. 23, 2012—A rare, inherited mutation confers an eightfold increased risk of prostate cancer, a recent study shows.

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African ancestry, stomach bug link

Aug. 16, 2012—Socioeconomic factors, African ancestry linked to risk for cancer-causing infection.

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Key to a woman’s heart (condition)?

Aug. 10, 2012—Females may be at higher risk of potentially fatal heart condition due to gender differences in a protein involved in the heart’s electrical activity.

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Early HIV treatment also can prevent TB: study

Aug. 2, 2012—Anti-retroviral therapy can prevent tuberculosis, even in people with early HIV disease.

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Vanderbilt-led team to develop ‘microbrain’ to improve drug testing

Jul. 24, 2012—Creating a device out of human cells that simulates brain chemistry is the goal of a $6.4 million grant which is part of major new federal initiative to develop a series of “organs on a chip” designed to improve the drug development process.

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VU study finds stress fuels breast cancer metastasis to bone

Jul. 18, 2012—Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered.

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Free Health Care in East Nashville

Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s student-run Shade Tree Clinic has served uninsured patients well over the last six years. Now, thanks to community partners including United Neighborhood Health Care, they have a beautiful new facility. New research underway at the clinic is important for the future of health care, especially in underserved populations, but...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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