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Reporter May 10 2013

Inner ear’s role in bone remodeling

May. 15, 2013—The inner ear system that senses gravity and movement plays a role in bone remodeling – a finding that has clinical implications for space travel and for patients with inner ear disorders.

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Salt revs stomach bug’s cancer impact

May. 13, 2013—A high-salt diet worsens the carcinogenic effects of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that colonizes the stomachs of half of the world’s population.

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Profiling heart cells

May. 10, 2013—A “profile” of the genes and regulatory networks that govern early heart valve development lay the groundwork for generating valves from a patient’s own cells.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

May. 9, 2013—As many of you know, I have spent the majority of my life at Vanderbilt. I have been a student, a faculty member, and for more than a decade have served as an administrative leader.

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TB skin testing resumes for VU faculty, staff

May. 9, 2013—Routine TB skin testing, offered through Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Occupational Health Clinic, has resumed, effective immediately.

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Photo: Commencement ready

May. 9, 2013—Today’s schedule: 9 a.m. — University-wide Commencement, Alumni Lawn (Memorial Gym in event of rain) 10:30 a.m. — Graduate School, Library Lawn 10:45 a.m. — School of Nursing, Branscomb Quadrangle 11 a.m. — School of Medicine, Langford Auditorium

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NIH grants bolster autism research, treatment efforts

May. 9, 2013—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have received grant awards from the National Institutes of Health as part of the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) research program. The NIH announced grant awards of $100 million over five years to 11 centers nationwide, three of which feature projects from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators, to further studies on autism treatment and intervention.

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Lecturer seeks to unravel viral replication’s mysteries

May. 9, 2013—Viruses are among the most confounding creatures on the planet.

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VHVI repository helps define cardiac disease mechanisms

May. 9, 2013—Peggi Angel, Ph.D., research instructor in Biochemistry, studies congenital aortic valve stenosis in children. It’s a disease where the heart valve, which is normally very thin, becomes bloated with extracellular matrix. This occurs rapidly in some children but not in others.

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Photo: Nursing awards

May. 9, 2013—Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., executive chief nursing officer, left, and Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, dean of the School of Nursing, center, with Margie Gale, MSN, R.N., Employee Assistance Program nurse wellness specialist, who received of the Rebecca Clark Culpepper Education and Mentorship Award during the 2013 Nurses Week Awards and Recognition Ceremony last week in Langford Auditorium. Individual nurses, teams and supporters of nursing were acknowledged for their ongoing dedication to patients and families.

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Russell’s diabetes treatment efforts honored

May. 9, 2013—The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has awarded Vanderbilt’s William Russell, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and director of the division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, its highest honor — the Living and Giving Award for support of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

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Clinical Pharmacology celebrates milestone

May. 9, 2013—The 50th anniversary of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology will be celebrated Thursday, June 6, with a daylong scientific symposium and luncheon in the Student Life Center.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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