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Author: Bill Snyder

Cancer epigenetics expert Baylin set for Discovery Lecture

Nov. 1, 2018—Stephen Baylin, MD, a trailblazer in the study of the epigenetics of cancer, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 8. His lecture, sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will begin at 4 p.m. in room 208 Light Hall.

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Rubin receives alumni award from Weill Cornell

Nov. 1, 2018—Donald Rubin, MD, professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt, has received the alumni award for special achievement from his alma mater, the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

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Probing the pathology of impaired cognition

Oct. 25, 2018—Detecting the neuropathology underlying cognitive impairment by lead to new targeted therapies.

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Rothamel selected as Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Oct. 25, 2018—Katherine Rothamel, a PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected as the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Discovery Lecturer outlines circadian rhythm research

Oct. 18, 2018—As a child growing up in Miami, Michael Young, PhD, marveled at the “four o’clock flowers” in his neighbor’s yard. What caused its blossoms to shrivel against the day-time heat, and open four hours later when the sun set?

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Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 26

Oct. 18, 2018—Patricia Griffin, MD, chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be the guest speaker at the 2018 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum Oc. 26 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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MIT’s Amon named to receive Vanderbilt Prize

Oct. 18, 2018—Angelika Amon, PhD, whose groundbreaking investigations of chromosome segregation during cell division have advanced understanding of how cancer may develop, is the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced today.

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Novel genetic study sheds new light on risk of heart attack

Oct. 11, 2018—Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), Vanderbilt scientists reported Oct. 3 in the journal eLife.

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‘Wait List’ offers patients new way to get appointments sooner

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt Health is offering a new way to get an earlier, more convenient time for your next appointment if one becomes available. It’s called Wait List.

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Symposium to focus on prospects for a universal flu vaccine

Oct. 11, 2018—Internationally known vaccine experts including Vanderbilt University’s James Crowe Jr., MD, will speak next month at a symposium in Nashville on prospects for a universal flu vaccine.

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MEGAMicrobe event to explore world of microbes Oct. 27

Oct. 11, 2018—Curious children of all ages are invited to explore the world of microbes — microscopic bugs — during a free hands-on event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Martin Professional Development Center next to Nashville’s Eakin Elementary School at 2400 Fairfax Ave.

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Community-driven health efforts saving lives in Lwala

Oct. 11, 2018—Eleven years after two Vanderbilt University medical students established a health care organization in an impoverished area of Kenya, the death rate for children under 5 years old has been cut in half, according to researchers from Kenya and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH).

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