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Reporter March 3 2017

Role for mouth microbes in diabetes?

Mar. 8, 2017—A higher abundance of certain bacterial species in the mouth appears to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered.

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Antidote for smoke inhalation injury

Mar. 7, 2017—Routine use of hydroxocobalamin should be considered for victims of smoke inhalation, Vanderbilt researchers suggest.

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Mutation raises heart block risk

Mar. 3, 2017—A newly identified genetic risk factor for heart block after surgery may help guide the course of postoperative care.

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Clues found to recurrent depression

Mar. 2, 2017—Women who have had repeated depressive episodes tend to pay more attention to negative emotional information, suggesting that they may benefit from cognitive therapy to build new, more positive pathways in their brains.

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Clinical investigation society lauds impact of Crowe’s research

Mar. 2, 2017—James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is the 2017 recipient of the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award given by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the nation’s oldest and most respected honor societies for physician-scientists.

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Celebration honors new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

Mar. 2, 2017—Ten Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Tuesday during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Their academic achievements range from imaginative scholarship on economics and development to groundbreaking discoveries about the role of DNA in memory formation.

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Callahan to lead Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Mar. 2, 2017—S. Todd Callahan, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Health.

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Events highlight wonders, mysteries of the human brain

Mar. 2, 2017—Research on Alzheimer’s disease, hearing loss and how synaptic networks form will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness Month in March sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Retroviruses expert Bieniasz set for next Discovery Lecture

Mar. 2, 2017—Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of retroviruses, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 9.

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From Barcelona to VUMC

Mar. 2, 2017—Josep Dalmau, M.D., Ph.D., renowned for his studies of immune disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord, discussed his research at a recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Regional HIV Council honors Beach’s contributions

Mar. 2, 2017—The Nashville Regional HIV Planning Council has honored Lauren Beach, J.D., Ph.D., with the 2017 Community Partnership Award.

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Study reveals circadian time in a blood sample

Mar. 2, 2017—A researcher at Vanderbilt has identified a set of 15 genes that together exhibit a 24-hour gene expression pattern in human blood, constituting a circadian clock biomarker.

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