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Reporter Aug 26 2016

Proliferative capacity of neuroblastoma

Aug. 31, 2016—The sphere-forming frequency of neuroblastoma cells is a measure of their proliferative capacity and could help guide treatment strategies for neuroblastoma.

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Nervous system’s role in hypertension

Aug. 29, 2016—Increased activity of the “fight or flight” nervous system contributes to obesity-associated hypertension and may be a good therapeutic target for the disease.

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New breast cancer driver

Aug. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have demonstrated that a certain protein complex drives tumor progression in aggressive breast cancers.

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Study suggests new way to treat rare autism disorder

Aug. 25, 2016—A protein that plays a powerful role in learning and memory may be a key to improving treatment of a rare autism spectrum disorder called Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS), a new study suggests.

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VPH unit enhances emergency psychiatric services for patients

Aug. 25, 2016—The Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) has opened a Psychiatric Assessment Service (PAS), combining two existing services into one secure location — a win for patients being cared for at VPH and their families.

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Cochlear implant team shares insights in Ireland

Aug. 25, 2016—An interdisciplinary team at Vanderbilt that developed an innovative method of programming cochlear implants to help people hear better recently presented at Deerfield Residence, the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland’s official residence in Dublin.

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Nursing ‘Magnetfest’ on Aug. 31 set to educate, raise enthusiasm

Aug. 25, 2016—Nurses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are gearing up for “Magnetfest,” a day of fun, festivities and prizes, as the institution seeks a third Magnet designation.

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Urogynecology to debut single practice site in Cool Springs

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery is consolidating its practice sites and moving to the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health at Cool Springs. Providers will begin seeing patients at the new location beginning Thursday, Sept. 1.

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New fund honors spirit of Cohen’s innovative research

Aug. 25, 2016—When Tom Daniel, M.D., joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in December 1986, Stanley Cohen, Ph.D., had just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of epidermal growth factor (EGF).

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VUMC lands NIH training grant in emergency care

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received a five-year, $2 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Vanderbilt Emergency Care Research Training Program.

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Device helps curb atrial fibrillation patients’ stroke risk

Aug. 25, 2016—Peggy Tubb doesn’t recall her exact reaction when she was told she could stop taking blood thinners to treat atrial fibrillation (AF), but the news changed her life.

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VUMC team helps launch fetal surgery program in Australia

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) made history in 1997 when two surgeons pioneered fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, or myelomeningocele, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system.

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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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