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Reporter April 12 2013

‘Longevity’ gene aids kidney survival

Apr. 17, 2013—A gene associated with cell survival and longevity may protect the kidney from acute injury.

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A role for blood vessels in delirium?

Apr. 15, 2013—Dysfunction of the endothelial cells that line blood vessels may contribute to delirium and coma in critically ill patients – and could be a target for therapy.

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Lung damage protector

Apr. 12, 2013—Targeting repair pathways in the lung’s air sacs may be a valuable therapeutic direction for pulmonary fibrosis – the scarring of lung tissue.

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National shortage forces hiatus in routine TB testing

Apr. 11, 2013—Due to an unprecedented national shortage of the tuberculosis (TB) skin testing solution Tubersol, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has temporarily paused routine skin testing of health care workers.

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New online system helps researchers share information

Apr. 11, 2013—A new Web-based scientific information management system called “Labnodes” is helping Vanderbilt University investigators collaborate and get more bang for their research bucks.

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Photo: Second Look

Apr. 11, 2013—During last week’s Second Visit Weekend, prospective School of Medicine student Isabella Bellon works with Dennis McWeeney, D.O., to ‘deliver a baby’ at the Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment.

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Patient undergoes surgical first to treat his arrhythmia

Apr. 11, 2013—The state of Michael Stanbery’s health was shocking.

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Initiative stresses safe patient handling techniques

Apr. 11, 2013—Providing the best care for patients and their families also means making patient handling safety a priority.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture Collins

Apr. 11, 2013—Sir Rory Collins, MBBS, co-director of the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit at Oxford, talks about the need for large-scale population studies during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Lippincott-Schwartz to discuss cellular secrets at Discovery Lecture

Apr. 11, 2013—Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., whose pioneering imaging techniques have helped reveal the surprisingly fast-paced inner life of the cell, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 18.

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VUMC named among nation’s top 100 hospitals

Apr. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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Photo: It takes a village

Apr. 11, 2013—Christmas Village, a three-day shopping extravaganza run by a volunteer board made up of Pi Beta Phi alumni, raised $336,000 for the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center from its 2012 event.

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