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Reporter July 25 2014

Behavior-focused therapies help children with autism: study

Jul. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers this week reported updated findings regarding the benefits of behavior-focused therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Team spots trigger for rare diarrheal disease in infants

Jul. 24, 2014—Researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Arizona and Phoenix Children’s Hospital have discovered what triggers a rare but devastating diarrheal disease in newborns that is fatal without intravenous feeding or intestinal transplant.

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Gene study focuses on breast cancer in East Asian women

Jul. 24, 2014—A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The research, led by Vanderbilt University investigators, was published online this week in Nature Genetics.

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Magnuson honored for role in Beta Cell Biology Consortium

Jul. 24, 2014—Mark Magnuson, M.D., Louise B. McGavock Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University, has received a national leadership award for the Beta Cell Biology Consortium (BCBC), a major team science initiative.

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Study finds nurses staying in workforce longer

Jul. 24, 2014—Registered nurses are staying in the workforce longer than in past decades, boosting the nation’s supply of R.N.s, according to a new study whose authors include Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D.

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VU’s technology transfer efforts gain steam

Jul. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University signed 101 licensing agreements with industry partners in fiscal year 2014, nearly 20 more than the record total set last year.

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Team effort boosts study of tachycardia syndrome

Jul. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Satish Raj, M.D., MSCI, was very busy — and very visible — at the Dysautonomia International Conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

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Children’s Hospital ECMO program lands excellence award

Jul. 24, 2014—For the fourth time in a row, the Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been designated with the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).

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Colon cancer’s protein signatures identified

Jul. 24, 2014—A Vanderbilt University-led research team has identified protein “signatures” of genetic mutations that drive colorectal cancer, the nation’s second leading cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer.

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Award recognizes wellness efforts of nursing groups

Jul. 24, 2014—The Vanderbilt University Hospital Trauma Unit is the first recipient of the Nurse Wellness Recognition Award, an effort to recognize nursing groups who contribute to wellness in a meaningful way.

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VUMC’s storm preparedness efforts lauded by National Weather Service

Jul. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first medical center in Tennessee to be named a Storm Ready Supporter by the National Weather Service (NWS), a designation that recognizes a superior level of preparedness for tornadoes and inclement weather.

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Brown recluse spider bites crawling upward

Jul. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.

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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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