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Reporter June 12 2015

Lit up COX-2 cancer probe

Jun. 17, 2015—A new imaging probe developed by Vanderbilt investigators enhances tumor visibility and has broad applications in diagnosing and monitoring patients with cancer.

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A view of brain function in disease

Jun. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators report the first use of a specialized type of MRI to study the hippocampus in patients with schizophrenia.

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Due to warmer weather, more people treated for heat-related illness on first day of the 2015 CMA Music Festival

Jun. 12, 2015—After treating hundreds of people for heat exhaustion last year at the CMA Music Festival, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are warning visitors to take necessary precautions this week while attending this year’s festival in downtown Nashville, and also urge caution for those attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in nearby Manchester, Tenn. On Thursday, the...

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New strategy to combat HIV

Jun. 12, 2015—Inhibitors of the enzyme phospholipase D1 suppress the replication of HIV-1, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered.

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A “CRISPR” way to study disease

Jun. 11, 2015—Using revolutionary CRISPR technology, Vanderbilt investigators have developed a fast and simple method to simultaneously turn off multiple genes in order to study complex diseases.

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Study: Why one kidney can work as well as two

Jun. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have come closer to solving a mystery that has puzzled scientists for more than a century: after the loss of one kidney, what causes the growth of the remaining kidney to take up the slack?

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Physician Council seeks to enhance VUMC’s clinical excellence efforts

Jun. 11, 2015—Communication is a two-way street, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Physician Council for Clinical Service Excellence, formed in 2011, uses its monthly meetings to share ideas, come up with new ones, and take institutional information back to their practices.

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Former heart patient inspired to create Discovery Science Fund

Jun. 11, 2015—Two vastly different causes of heart failure, both of which can devastate a patient’s life, are being studied at Vanderbilt University Medical Center thanks, in part, to the generosity of a grateful patient whose own damaged heart was repaired at Vanderbilt more than five years ago.

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My Health moving to all-inclusive test reporting

Jun. 11, 2015—Earlier this year the Medical Center Medical Board at Vanderbilt approved all-inclusive online reporting of adult patient test results through the Vanderbilt University Medical Center secure patient Web portal, My Health at Vanderbilt (MHAV).

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New one-call number to address facilities concerns

Jun. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees, patients and visitors to facilities included in the Adult Clinical Enterprise now have a new one-call number to address non-emergent facilities-related issues or concerns. The new number, which will be answered 24/7, is 615-343-6000 (internally 3-6000).

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Medical societies honor VUMC’s Cover, Williams

Jun. 11, 2015—Two physicians from Vanderbilt University have been elected to membership in two of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies — the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

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Lung cancer foundation lauds Massion’s contributions

Jun. 11, 2015—Pierre Massion, M.D., director of the Thoracic Program and an Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been recognized for his pioneering work in lung cancer by the LUNGevity Foundation.

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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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