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Reporter Oct 21 2016

Single-cell study of tumor samples

Oct. 26, 2016—A new method for analyzing cells in fixed biopsy tissues from patients by guide personalized treatment strategies for cancer.

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Sleep issues in children with diabetes

Oct. 24, 2016—Lengthening sleep duration and reducing sleep disturbances in children with type 1 diabetes may improve diabetes outcomes and reduce parental stress.

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DNA damage response protein

Oct. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have determined that a previously uncharacterized protein responds to DNA replication stress and has an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the genome.

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Preparing for a return of pox

Oct. 20, 2016—To prepare for the potential of a smallpox return, Vanderbilt researchers are isolating and studying naturally occurring antibodies from the blood of previously infected or immunized people.

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Study finds natural compound extends lifespan of worms

Oct. 20, 2016—A compound found in buckwheat seeds extends the lifespan of worms, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered.

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Research sheds light on how RSV wards off potential vaccines

Oct. 20, 2016—Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major cause of life-threatening viral pneumonia in infants worldwide, yet despite repeated efforts, scientists have been unable to develop an effective vaccine against it.

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2016 Greater Nashville Heart Walk

Oct. 20, 2016—The 2016 Greater Nashville Heart Walk drew 9,000 walkers to the VUMC campus Oct. 15.

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Forum celebrates VUMC translational research expertise

Oct. 20, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s vibrant culture of clinical and translational research was celebrated at an annual forum last week, and two physician-scientist leaders were honored with awards.

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Effort aims to measure resiliency in injured soldiers

Oct. 20, 2016—Physical therapists use questionnaires to identify patients at risk for slow recovery, but those tools aren’t tailored to assess the resiliency of injured U.S. military personnel.

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White House visit

Oct. 20, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Lauren Beach, J.D., Ph.D., right, recently presented at an event held by the White House on bisexual community issues.

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VUSN, Sexual Assault Center create online training for student volunteers

Oct. 20, 2016—Soon Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students interested in serving as crisis and support line volunteers for Nashville’s Sexual Assault Center (SAC) will be able to do so from any location in the country with the help of a newly developed online training program envisioned by Ginny Moore, DNP, and SAC’s Amanda Markham.

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Diabetes study seeks to identify biomarkers for fracture risk

Oct. 20, 2016—Medical studies have established that people with type 2 diabetes are more susceptible to fractures, but the biological process that weakens their bones is not understood.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

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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