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Author: Bill Snyder

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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For people with ASD, adulthood no easy transition

Feb. 7, 2013—One of the critical, unmet needs for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is support for the transition into adulthood.

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Vanderbilt, GE unite to study colon tumor development

Jan. 31, 2013—Vanderbilt University has partnered with GE Global Research in Niskayuna, N.Y., the technology development arm of the General Electric Company, to better define — at the cellular level — how colon tumors form and develop.

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ResearchMatch adds registry for autism disorders

Jan. 31, 2013—ResearchMatch, a national on-line volunteer recruitment service hosted by Vanderbilt University, has launched a sub-registry for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to increase the participation of children and adults with autism in clinical research studies.

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Pharmacology society honors Limbird’s impact

Jan. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Lee Limbird, Ph.D., has received one of pharmacology’s highest honors — the 2013 Julius Axelrod Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

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Toxicology society honors Guengerich

Jan. 24, 2013—F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, Ph.D., Stanford Moore Professor of Biochemistry, is the 2013 recipient of the Society of Toxicology Merit Award in recognition of distinguished achievements to toxicology throughout his career.

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School for Science and Math students shine in Intel competition

Jan. 24, 2013—Seven seniors in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) made it to the semifinalist level in the Intel Science Talent Search 2013.

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Genetic testing just one weapon in HIV/AIDS fight

Jan. 24, 2013—Genetic testing has revolutionized the treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. But it is not a panacea.

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VKC’s Science Day explores promise of research

Jan. 24, 2013—Recent advances in genetics and understanding how the brain works raise the possibility that intellectual developmental disabilities are treatable and some actually may be reversible.

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Awards honor research staff’s critical role in discovery

Jan. 17, 2013—Karen Adkins, R.N., Elizabeth Card, R.N., and Frances Smith-House are the recipients of the 2012 Research Staff Awards at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Flu season’s rise highlights crucial role of vaccination

Jan. 17, 2013—While this year’s flu season appears to be slowing down in some parts of the country, we’re not out of the woods yet, caution officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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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