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Reporter April 3 2015

Micelle “packets” deliver cancer drugs

Apr. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers designed micelle “packets” to selectively deliver anti-cancer drugs to breast cancer cells.

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New player in heart cell growth

Apr. 6, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a new protein involved in heart cell growth, which could improve understanding of pathologic cardiac hypertrophy.

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Cancer signaling pathway blocker

Apr. 3, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered a new way to inhibit Hedgehog (Hh) signaling, an important regulatory pathway for vertebrate development – and cancer.

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Gene variant, environment can boost RSV severity

Apr. 2, 2015—A particular genetic mutation combined with an urban environment increases the risk of severe disease in children infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an international team of investigators has found.

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VUMC’s Denny named to NIH precision medicine group

Apr. 2, 2015—Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, will help guide planning for the precision medicine initiative announced by President Obama in his January State of the Union Address.

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NCI’s national report shows cancer deaths on decline in U.S.

Apr. 2, 2015—The death rates for most forms of cancer continue to decline at a modest pace among men, women and children in the United States, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975 – 2011.

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VUMC lauded for providing top quality stroke care

Apr. 2, 2015—The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for using scientific guidelines to provide top quality patient care.

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Rice to lead Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology

Apr. 2, 2015—Mark Rice, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology as professor and chief of the Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology.

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Deitte named vice chair of Education in Radiology

Apr. 2, 2015—Radiology education expert Lori Deitte, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as vice chair of Education and associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

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Dmochowski honored by American Board of Urology

Apr. 2, 2015—Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently elected a trustee of the American Board of Urology.

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Aging insights from budding yeast

Apr. 2, 2015—The proteins that control entry and exit from the cell nucleus influence aging, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Panel explores real-world impact of health policy research

Apr. 2, 2015—Humility, persuasion and a good sense of timing are essential for translating health policy research into real world practice that actually improves the health of Americans, according to former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen.

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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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