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Reporter July 24 2015

In a zebrafish’s eye

Jul. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators demonstrate that a certain eye lens protein is evolutionarily conserved between zebrafish and rat, suggesting that zebrafish can be used as a model system to understand eye lens disorders such as cataracts.

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Anticancer olive compounds

Jul. 27, 2015—Compounds found in olives and olive oil have anticancer activity, which may contribute to the cancer preventive properties attributed to the Mediterranean diet.

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How to trick a wily virus

Jul. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how human antibodies induced during testing of an experimental “bird flu” vaccine kill the virus.

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Total replacement of TMJ gives patient reason to smile

Jul. 23, 2015—Curtis Lee Estep sat in a clinic room at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) earlier this year, smiled and opened his mouth widely, as if taking a big yawn.

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Targeting bone metastasis

Jul. 23, 2015—The rigidity of the bone extracellular matrix increases the ability of tumor cells to destroy bone, suggesting new targets for anticancer drug development.

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Young professionals bolster cancer research efforts

Jul. 23, 2015—With a basketball tucked under his arm, 7-year-old Roger Waynick climbed on top of his dad’s black Tahoe SUV with the intention of sailing upward through the air toward the basketball goal. He was poised to make the most epic dunk ever.

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VUMC switches to new vendor for patient surveys

Jul. 23, 2015—Part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) continual effort to improve patient satisfaction is gathering feedback from individuals who recently received care.

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Study shows effectiveness of pediatric stroke protocol

Jul. 23, 2015—A system to ensure that children with stroke-like symptoms receive emergency evaluations results in faster diagnosis and treatment for patients with the condition, a team of physicians and researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has shown.

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Spottswood to chair health equity advisory board

Jul. 23, 2015—Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., MSPH, professor of Radiology and Radiology Sciences, Pediatrics and associate vice chair for Diversity, has been named the new chair of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity (OIHE) Advisory Board at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Adams, Wolgast elected fellows of American Academy of Nursing

Jul. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Susie Adams, Ph.D., APRN, and Kelly Wolgast, DNP, MSS, R.N., have been elected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) in recognition of their consistent contributions to the profession of nursing.

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Dmochowski takes on new roles in perioperative services leadership

Jul. 23, 2015—Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named Associate Surgeon in Chief and vice chair for Faculty Affairs and Professionalism for the Section of Surgical Sciences.

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Study explores protein’s role in inflammation-associated cancer

Jul. 23, 2015—An antioxidant protein may protect against colon cancer that develops in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting new strategies for reducing colon cancer risk in these patients.

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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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