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Reporter Sept 18 2015

Data diving for health

Sep. 23, 2015—To most effectively use electronic health records for research, investigators should query multiple components of the record to identify patients with specific diseases.

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Keep your coat on, virus!

Sep. 22, 2015—A compound acting on serotonin receptors delays a critical step during reovirus cell entry, reducing viral infectivity.

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Nerve cell remodelers

Sep. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have defined a gene expression program that controls the timing of synaptic remodeling – a process that is critical to brain development, learning and memory.

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Heart repair factor

Sep. 17, 2015—A signaling factor called Wnt10b is a novel target for optimizing cardiac repair after a heart attack.

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Strong scores put VICC among top NCI centers

Sep. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been recognized for the impact of its research programs and excellence in patient care by a panel of National Cancer Institute (NCI) reviewers, receiving an overall “exceptional” score as part of the renewal of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG).

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Gift of Life Tailgate celebrates kidney donors’ efforts

Sep. 17, 2015—David Edwards admits that organ donation was not a top priority in his life.

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Nashville Lifestyles honors Children’s Hospital’s Rush

Sep. 17, 2015—Meg Rush, M.D., executive medical director and chief of staff for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently named among Nashville Lifestyles’ Top 10 Women in Business for 2015.

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Discovery Lecture explores health care cost controls

Sep. 17, 2015—“There’s no magic bullet” to control rising health care costs in the United States, health law expert Timothy Jost, J.D., said during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Vanderbilt researchers to discuss heart disease, treatment at lecture

Sep. 17, 2015—Three Vanderbilt University researchers on the cutting edge of discovery will discuss the “human determinants of cardiovascular disease and treatment” during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Sept. 24.

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Study shows lower systolic BP targets reduce death risk

Sep. 17, 2015—The initial results of a landmark clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate lowering systolic blood pressure below a commonly recommended target significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular events and lowers risk of death in a group of adults 50 years and older.

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Predators support for fight against cancer keeps rising

Sep. 17, 2015—Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber and goaltender Pekka Rinne, along with Predators leaders and mascot Gnash, recently presented the proceeds of the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Pioneering transplant patient readies for Heart Walk

Sep. 17, 2015—In April 1986 Bonnie Davis of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, became the first female patient to receive a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Hospital. On Oct. 3, she will return to campus to participate in the Greater Nashville Heart Walk.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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