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Reporter Jan 22 2016

Wound-healing scaffolds

Jan. 27, 2016—The elasticity of a scaffold used for healing skin wounds is a key factor in promoting regeneration versus scarring.

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Using MRI to assess myelin health

Jan. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators report an improved model for estimating brain health, using MRI.

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Faulty building blocks in DNA

Jan. 22, 2016—An enzyme that builds DNA is able to insert the wrong building blocks, which could generate mutations.

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Notice: VUMC Reporter delivery postponed

Jan. 22, 2016—Due to inclement weather, delivery of today’s print issue of the VUMC Reporter has been postponed until Monday, Jan. 25.

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Medical staff, theater join forces to help cancer patient see ‘Star Wars’

Jan. 21, 2016—A Vanderbilt patient who has battled leukemia for nearly five years was granted a private screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” thanks to her medical providers and a local movie theater.

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Antibodies may be ‘silver bullet’ for Ebola viruses

Jan. 21, 2016—There may be a “silver bullet” for Ebola, a family of hemorrhagic viruses, one of which has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa in the past two years.

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New targets for diabetic retinopathy

Jan. 21, 2016—Certain protein factors have been identified as attractive targets for treating diabetic retinopathy, a major cause of blindness in adults.

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Study shows brain function differs in obese children

Jan. 21, 2016—The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an “imbalance” between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found.

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Making a difference drives Radiology’s Spottswood

Jan. 21, 2016—It was while inside a loud and odoriferous chromium metal plating shop that Stephanie Spottswood first considered a career in medicine.

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Solórzano named chief of Surgical Oncology, Endocrine Surgery

Jan. 21, 2016—Carmen Solórzano, M.D., professor of Surgery and director of the Endocrine Surgery Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

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Hughart named senior director of Nursing Informatics

Jan. 21, 2016—Karen Hughart, MSN, R.N., has been named senior director of Nursing Informatics, where she will lead the nursing enterprise in implementing new clinical systems in a partnership with clinical leaders throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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MLK lecturer highlights the power of perseverance

Jan. 21, 2016—As a child in Africa, Rita Adeniran, DNP, R.N., had never heard of Martin Luther King Jr.

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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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