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Author: Bill Snyder

New center to focus on treating, preventing TB

Mar. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University has established a tuberculosis center to expand and extend efforts to improve the treatment and prevention of this often fatal disease here and around the world.

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Harvard’s Seidman to speak at VU

Mar. 7, 2013—Jonathan Seidman, Ph.D., who has made pivotal contributions to understanding the genetic basis of cardiomyopathy and other heart diseases, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 14.

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Gene ‘dose’ may be key to autism

Mar. 4, 2013—Individuals with overexpression of the gene MECP2 have core features of autism spectrum disorder.

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Potent genetic risk factor for breast cancer identified

Feb. 28, 2013—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found a powerful new genetic risk factor for breast cancer.

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Institute of Chemical Biology to celebrate 10th anniversary

Feb. 28, 2013—Top chemists from around the country will be on hand March 12 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB), a brave experiment that helped jumpstart the University’s robust drug discovery initiative.

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Discovery Lecture explores brain’s sensitivity to insulin

Feb. 28, 2013—Diabetes has a big impact on the brain.

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Series of events explore brain disorders, neuroscience research

Feb. 21, 2013—“Brain Blast,” a half-day of free, hands-on activities for children and adults will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Cure in sight for kissing bug’s bite

Feb. 15, 2013—It’s possible to cure Chagas disease – a deadly tropical infection transmitted by “kissing bugs” – in a mouse model.

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Vaccination still key defense as flu season continues

Feb. 14, 2013—As is the case throughout the country, this year’s flu season in Middle Tennessee is hitting elderly people particularly hard.

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Harvard’s Kahn set for Discovery Lecture

Feb. 14, 2013—C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., renowned for his contributions to the field of insulin signaling and its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 21.

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VU, GlaxoSmithKline team to develop novel treatments for severe obesity

Feb. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt University has signed a collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for severe obesity.

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Humble yeast helps predict how genes are regulated

Feb. 7, 2013—Budding yeast occupies a place of honor in the pantheon of human history. Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been used for baking and alcoholic fermentation for thousands of years.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

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