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Reporter Dec 12 2014

Atrial disease and hypertension links

Dec. 18, 2014—New findings suggest that misfolded proteins accumulate in the heart atria, particularly in patients with hypertension, and may contribute to atrial heart disease.

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Target for atherosclerosis therapies

Dec. 17, 2014—A newly identified “atheroprotective” gene is a tool for exploring plaque pathophysiology and may be a good target for therapies to slow atherosclerosis progression.

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Retinal neuron survival in glaucoma

Dec. 16, 2014—Understanding how the protein TRPV1 helps neurons survive after glaucoma-related stressors could lead to new therapeutic strategies for glaucoma and other neurodegenerative conditions.

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Bacterial secretion machinery: 3-D view

Dec. 11, 2014—New structural findings reveal how "gatekeeper" proteins participate in the secretion systems bacteria use to infect host cells.

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Upgrade enhances e-health records for patient transitions

Dec. 11, 2014—People who study health care delivery tend to be interested in the ins and outs of patient information — how it’s gathered, how it’s used. One important focus is provider-to-provider communication associated with patient transitions between care settings.

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Terhune to direct General Surgery residency program

Dec. 11, 2014—The General Surgery residency program at Vanderbilt School of Medicine is getting a new program director, but it won’t be a new face.

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Photo: Flexner Dean’s Lecture

Dec. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt’s William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, delivered Monday’s Flexner Dean’s Lecture, where he discussed Ebola, public health policy and the media.

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VUSM student making impact on LGBT health

Dec. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Kristen Eckstrand, Ph.D., is making a national impact on the way health care is delivered to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities.

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Speech and hearing association honors VUMC’s Rousseau

Dec. 11, 2014—A Vanderbilt otolaryngology researcher has been elected a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), one of the highest honors the professional association bestows.

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Cochlear implants focus of symposium

Dec. 11, 2014—More than 1,200 attendees from more than 40 countries are in Nashville this week for the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children.

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Photo: The Nutcracker

Dec. 11, 2014—Beloved characters from “The Nutcracker” recently visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to help kick off the holiday season.

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Urological Surgery resident lands new health policy fellowship

Dec. 11, 2014—A Urological Surgery resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently named the recipient of a new fellowship aimed at training urologists in health policy.

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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.

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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