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Reporter March 9 2018

Botox for the shaky voice

Mar. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators found that Botox injection into the vocal cords can lead to improved quality of life for patients with voice muscle problems.

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Long QT syndrome – revealed

Mar. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have used sophisticated cell biological and structural techniques to “classify” mutations in potassium channels, studies that could lead to personalized treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

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Brain connections in schizophrenia

Mar. 9, 2018—Brain imaging studies have implicated the connection between two brain regions in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.

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Norrby to deliver Flexner Dean’s Lecture March 12

Mar. 8, 2018—Erling Norrby, MD, PhD, a world authority on viruses, will present his lecture, "A Foray into Nobel Prizes: The Action Potential, Cholesterol and Maturing Molecular Biology," Monday, March 12 at noon in 208 Light Hall. His lecture is part of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Flexner Dean’s Lecture Series.

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Iron-sulfur “intersection”

Mar. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered an unanticipated link between sulfur and iron balance, pointing to a genetic basis for iron-deficiency anemia.

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Bank sleep for daylight savings time

Mar. 8, 2018—Banking sleep ahead of this weekend’s change to daylight saving time is a smart way to avoid the frantic feelings and lingering fatigue associated with the lost hour of slumber— if you do it the right way.

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eStar Stabilization effort making steady progress

Mar. 8, 2018—In mid-January, representatives from Epic visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where they rounded on a number of hospital units and outpatient clinics. They used anonymous survey results and spoke directly with clinicians, nurses and other staff members to better understand how well VUMC was doing two months after its transition to eStar.

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First heart patients transplanted using novel transport device

Mar. 8, 2018—The heart transplant team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center successfully transplanted two hearts using a novel preservation and transport technology allowing the heart to beat outside of the body for an extended amount of time.

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VICC study sheds new light on Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome

Mar. 8, 2018—Investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed a gene mutation’s role in Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, a genetically inherited disease which causes tumor growth in several organs.

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Study finds concussion severity worsens later in football season

Mar. 8, 2018—New research by the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center indicates the severity of concussions among high school football players is worse later in the season.

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Hearts of gold

Mar. 8, 2018—In celebration of Heart Month, babies in the newborn nursery and NICU received “Heart of Gold” onesies.

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Urological association taps Chang to help guide international strategy

Mar. 8, 2018—The American Urological Association has announced three new assistant secretary positions, including Vanderbilt’s Sam Chang, MD, to better align its international growth.

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