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Reporter March 2 2018

Time window extended for some stroke surgeries

Mar. 1, 2018—New research indicates the time window for a thrombectomy following a stroke is longer than previously thought, but how soon the surgery occurs still matters.

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Initiative gives rural residents access to stroke care advances

Mar. 1, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center telemedicine initiative seeks to broaden access to advancements in stroke care for residents of rural counties in Tennessee.

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New program to help children learn healthy cooking habits

Mar. 1, 2018—The Nashville Collaborative, a partnership between Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, is launching a new program called Teaching Kitchen Outreach.

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Study sheds light on how childhood RSV can lead to asthma

Mar. 1, 2018—Infants who have higher amounts of the bacterium Lactobacillus present in their nose or upper part of the throat during an acute respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection are less likely to develop childhood wheezing later in life, a new Vanderbilt-led Center for Asthma Research study found.

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Study reveals safety signal from genes that mimic drugs

Mar. 1, 2018—Prospective mothers taking a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs might incur higher risk of spina bifida in their future children, according to a study published in the journal Drug Safety by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Older adults less likely to receive flu tests: study

Mar. 1, 2018—An influenza diagnosis for people 65 and older is serious. Up to 85 percent of influenza-related deaths occur in older adults, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention reports.

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Day of Joy with Jurrell Casey

Mar. 1, 2018—Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive tackle Jurrell Casey visited with patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently.

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LifeFlight’s Bell named state’s Paramedic of the Year by TASA

Mar. 1, 2018—The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) has named Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Tim Bell the Larry Griffin Paramedic of the Year.

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Cancer immunotherapies expert Allison set for Discovery Lecture

Mar. 1, 2018—James Allison, PhD, whose work led to the development of cancer immunotherapies known as “checkpoint inhibitors,” will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 8.

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Signal transduction talk

Mar. 1, 2018—Oregon Health and Sciences University’s Eric Gouaux, PhD, discussed mechanisms of signal transduction and clearance at the chemical synapses of the brain during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Voting continues for Best Hospitals rankings

Mar. 1, 2018—For the second week, the annual reputation survey for U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings is available on the Doximity website (www.doximity.com). Physicians who are board certified in one of the 16 adult or 10 pediatric specialties included in the reputation survey have until March 22 to log in to the Doximity website and vote.

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Graphene material strengthens nerve signaling in the brain

Mar. 1, 2018—Less than 20 years after it was developed, a thin, resilient sheet of carbon atoms with remarkable properties known as graphene is transforming biomedical fields as far flung as tissue engineering, neuroprosthetics and drug discovery.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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