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Reporter May 10 2019

Line placement better with ultrasound

May. 9, 2019—Using ultrasound to place arterial lines reduces the need for surgical access and improves arterial line location, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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Frog fungus fights back

May. 9, 2019—Louise Rollins-Smith and colleagues are exploring how a deadly fungus counters the amphibian immune response and contributes to declining worldwide amphibian populations.

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Blueprint for rebuilding the heart

May. 9, 2019—Young-Jae Nam and colleagues are discovering how to express specific factors in connective tissue cells to turn them into heart muscle cells.

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The dynamic basement

May. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt scientists led by Andrea Page-McCaw have discovered a new way to analyze repair of basement membranes — important structural and functional components of tissues.

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Browser gives glimpse into rapidly growing “All of Us” databank

May. 9, 2019—The national “All of Us” Research Program, which aims to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness by recruiting a million or more research participants, provided a glimpse this week into its rapidly growing databank with the beta launch of its publicly accessible Data Browser application.

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Distinguished visitor

May. 9, 2019—Beryl Akinyi Ooro, MBChB, a general surgeon from AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, visited VUMC recently to meet with surgical faculty, residents and medical students, and to observe both in the operating room and at a clinical practice.

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Strobel Awards honor vital role played by volunteers at VUMC

May. 9, 2019—Volunteers from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center were recognized at the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards on April 30. The awards, held each year by Hands on Nashville, recognize the volunteers making a difference throughout the community.

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Team Hope collects 35 pounds of medication at ‘Take Back Day’ event

May. 9, 2019—About 35 pounds of over-the-counter and prescription medication were collected on April 12 at a Drug Take Back event hosted by Team Hope, in collaboration with the Tennessee Poison Center and Vanderbilt University Police Department.

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Discussing collaboration

May. 9, 2019—Adam Habib, PhD, MPhil, vice chancellor and principal, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, right, talked about how research university leaders need to reassess the role of collaboration and partnerships.

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Rehab technique may boost supply of donor lungs

May. 9, 2019—A new regeneration technique could potentionally add to a limited supply of donor organs for an increasing population with end-stage lung disease.

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VUIIS, Fine Arts Gallery team to replicate ancient artifacts

May. 9, 2019—VUIIS has partnered with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery to scan and create replicas of ancient Mesoamerican artifacts for a hands-on experience in the gallery’s upcoming exhibition.

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New trans-institutional program to focus on genetic variations, disease

May. 9, 2019—A new program at Vanderbilt will help researchers determine more precisely how genetic variations contribute to disease and what potentially can be done to put them right.

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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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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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