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Reporter May 18 2018

Evolution of a deadly virus

May. 23, 2018—Genomic sequences have revealed that Florida is a major source of a mosquito-borne virus that causes disease in horses and humans.

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New target to stop Ebola

May. 21, 2018—A new Vanderbilt study suggests it may be possible to develop antibody therapies or a universal vaccine effective against multiple Ebola virus family members.

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Shaping reward circuits

May. 18, 2018—Using techniques to control and monitor the activities of individual neurons, Vanderbilt investigators are probing the brain’s reward circuitry.

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Alphavirus “Achilles heel”

May. 17, 2018—Targeting the protein that mosquito-borne viruses use to enter cells could be a strategy for preventing infection by multiple emerging viruses.

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Park named to VICC breast cancer leadership position

May. 17, 2018—  Internationally renowned breast cancer expert Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, has been named co-leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program, director of Precision Oncology and associate director for Translational Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. In his academic role, he will serve as professor of Medicine. Park, who will assume his new post Sept. 1,...

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Study finds sharp rise in suicide risk for children

May. 17, 2018—The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published in Pediatrics.

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Bladder pain syndrome no laughing matter for comedian

May. 17, 2018—Local comedian Ashley Corby, 35, overshares with her audience as part of her standup routine, including a 5-minute bit about “shady” rest areas she has visited due to interstitial cystitis (IC), a bladder pain syndrome affecting 3 million to 8 million people in the United States.

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Music, Mind and Society program growing fast

May. 17, 2018—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has designated the Program for Music, Mind and Society at Vanderbilt as a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab for its focus on the arts, health and socio-emotional well-being in families of children with and without autism spectrum disorder.

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Steeplechase 2018

May. 17, 2018—Thousands of spectators gathered for the 77th running of the Iroquois Steeplechase May 12 at Percy Warner Park. Since designating Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as its official charity in 1981, the Steeplechase has contributed more than $10 million to the hospital.

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Early discharge of NAS infants prolongs treatment

May. 17, 2018—Infants who are diagnosed with drug withdrawal after birth who are treated with medication as outpatients at home are treated three times longer than infants treated solely as inpatients, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Medical School graduates set to begin health care journeys

May. 17, 2018—In his message to the class of 2018 at Commencement last Friday, Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, spoke of the increasingly high cost of health care, and the role the new graduates might play in bringing it under control as they venture into their new careers.

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School of Nursing graduates ready for future opportunities

May. 17, 2018—Last week’s Commencement marked a milestone for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing when it awarded 73 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees, the greatest number since the program began in 2008.

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