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Reporter April 6 2018

“Idling” cancer cells may return

Apr. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that cancer treatment induces an “idling” state for cells, which could promote resistance to treatment.

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Aqueous humor, microRNAs and glaucoma

Apr. 10, 2018—New findings highlight microRNAs — molecules that regulate gene expression — that are differentially expressed in glaucoma and could be candidate biomarkers or targets for therapy.

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New view of the heartbeat

Apr. 6, 2018—Structural views of the proteins that regulate the heartbeat may help improve existing treatments for cardiac arrhythmias.

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Karp to succeed Beauchamp as Surgical Section leader

Apr. 5, 2018—After successfully leading Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences and serving as the Medical Center’s Surgeon-in-Chief since 2001, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, is stepping down. Beauchamp will be succeeded in this role by Seth Karp, MD, H. William Scott Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.

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Change positions Department of Urologic Surgery for sustained growth

Apr. 5, 2018—Beginning July 1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Urologic Surgery, which is currently housed within the Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences, will become an independent department.

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Nashville Biosciences created to leverage wealth of data

Apr. 5, 2018—Officials with Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the creation of a wholly owned subsidiary, Nashville Biosciences, to harness the power of its extensive genomic and bioinformatics resources to advance drug and diagnostics discovery and development.

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Distinguished visitor

Apr. 5, 2018—Patrick Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum on Community Mental Health, met with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) mental health researchers while on campus to give the lecture “A Common Struggle: Making Mental Health Essential Health.” The VKC discussion focused on mental health and developmental disabilities, training of future mental health professionals, stress and coping and...

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Nursing education program making a difference in Guyana

Apr. 5, 2018—VUMC nurses have developed and are administering a bachelor’s degree in emergency nursing program for nurses in the South American country of Guyana, the first of its kind in the region.

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VUMC again named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Apr. 5, 2018—For the seventh time, VUMC has been named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index 2018.

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Patient’s efforts help shine light on plasma cell disorder

Apr. 5, 2018—Charlotte Haffner, Vanderbilt’s first patient to undergo a heart transplant followed by a stem cell transplant to treat a plasma cell disorder called primary AL amyloidosis, now she dedicates her time to raising awareness about the rare disease.

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Report calls for greater awareness of rare cardiac disease

Apr. 5, 2018—A national effort seeks to raise awareness about an uncommon cause of heart attacks in otherwise healthy, young and middle-aged women.

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Study reveals frogs bouncing back in Panama

Apr. 5, 2018—A new study reports that some Central American frog species are recovering from a deadly fungal epidemic, perhaps because they have better defenses against the pathogen.

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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.

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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