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Reporter Nov 30 2018

Analyzing single-cell landscapes

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new tool for quantifying data from single-cell studies.

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Five faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2018—Five Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year.

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Green tea and diabetes

Nov. 29, 2018—In a large population study of Chinese adults, Vanderbilt researchers found that green tea drinking increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Children’s After-Hours Clinics reach patient visit milestone

Nov. 29, 2018—When Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital launched its After-Hours Clinic Program in 2013, the decision to bring its expertise in treating children closer to home and to provide another option for families was the right choice.

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NEI grants help bolster glaucoma research efforts

Nov. 29, 2018—Two Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) researchers were recently awarded National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine grants for $6.8 million over five years to develop new treatments for optic neuropathies and glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

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Ethics study explores precision medicine’s risks, rewards

Nov. 29, 2018—Precision medicine research — which involves the consolidation of massive amounts of complex data and the widespread sharing of those data for a variety of research studies — offers the prospect of both benefit and harm.

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VUAH receives Leapfrog ‘A’ grade

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) was recently awarded a fall 2018 patient safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, placing the hospital among the safest in the nation.

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An Evening with Friends

Nov. 29, 2018—Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently hosted its fall fundraiser, An Evening with Friends.

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McLaughlin, Casagrande honored by the Society for Neuroscience

Nov. 29, 2018—Two Vanderbilt University scientists — BethAnn McLaughlin, PhD, and the late Vivien Casagrande, PhD — have been honored by the Society for Neuroscience for making significant contributions to the advancement of women in science.

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Lung cancer survival signal

Nov. 29, 2018—A receptor thought to be a cell growth inhibitor actually sends pro-survival signals in small cell lung cancer and is a candidate biomarker for poor prognosis.

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Teamwork key to treating patient’s rare blood cancer

Nov. 29, 2018—Former sports journalist Joe Lofaro has little memory of Oct. 23, 2015, when his son Daniel loaded him into a car at his Martin, Tennessee, home and said, ‘Come on, Dad, we’re going for a ride.”

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Cancer fight personal for VICC Ambassadors chair

Nov. 29, 2018—Cancer made itself known to Ashley Larcinese in 2004 for the first time — when she was earning a graduate degree in information technology from Belmont University and was introduced to Nashville entrepreneur Sonny Clark, the mentor who took her under his wing and helped launch her career. He was fighting leukemia at the time.

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