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Reporter Feb 9 2018

A new target for neuroblastoma

Feb. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that a sirtuin protein has oncogenic properties in neuroblastoma cells — and that blocking it reduces their growth and tumor-like characteristics.

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Cognition in rare hormonal disorder

Feb. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have conducted the first systematic evaluation of cognitive function in children with a rare genetic disorder.

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Protecting transplanted lungs

Feb. 12, 2018—Acetaminophen may offer a simple treatment to prevent tissue injury following lung transplant, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Muscular dystrophy clue

Feb. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a role for immune system T cells in slowing the decline in skeletal muscle function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Gift supports addiction medicine training program

Feb. 8, 2018—The 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, “Facing Addiction in America,” leaves little question about the growing problem of addiction.

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Event showcases REDCap’s data management versatility

Feb. 8, 2018—Fourteen years after it was launched, REDCap, Vanderbilt University’s research data management tool, has transformed clinical and translational studies around the globe.

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Study seeks to boost breast tumor immune response

Feb. 8, 2018—Immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system, is one of the most promising forms of cancer therapy and has been shown to work well against some types of cancer.

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Study helps map signaling system in brain linked to ASD

Feb. 8, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have worked out part of the “wiring diagram” of a signaling system in the brain that has been linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Bone and Joint Franklin thrives on team approach

Feb. 8, 2018—Spine surgeon Byron Stephens, MD, works closely with physiatrists who treat patients with nonsurgical options at Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin.

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AIDS-defining events increase mortality risk: study

Feb. 8, 2018—When they occur among people living with HIV, certain cancers and opportunistic infections are considered by health authorities as AIDS-defining events, or ADEs.

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Wear Red Day

Feb. 8, 2018—Members of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) gathered for a photo last week to recognize National Wear Red Day.

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Partnership enhances eye care for Ebola survivors in Liberia

Feb. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) have joined forces with partners in Liberia to strengthen medical education and increase access to ophthalmology care in the aftermath of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people.

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