Reporter April 28 2017

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Protein structure may aid in treating Alzheimer’s disease

A new protein structure may guide the development of Alzheimer’s therapeutics.

VUMC employees celebrated for their culture of caring

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s biggest asset – the 22,000 employees who through everything they do touch the lives of millions of patients and their families each year – were honored at last week’s “Celebrate the Difference YOU Make Every Day.”

Faculty members join March for Science

Among the thousands of scientists and their supporters who participated in Saturday’s March for Science in Nashville and in Washington, D.C., were several faculty members from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University.

HIV-infected people have higher risk of heart failure

The first large study to report that HIV-infected people have a significantly higher risk of heart failure in the antiretroviral therapy era has been published in JAMA Cardiology.

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Children at risk for complications from brown recluse spider bites: study

Medical complications of brown recluse spider bites are uncommon but they can be severe, particularly in children, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) reported April 19.

Vanderbilt’s W. Kimryn Rathmell named to ASCI leadership post

W. Kimryn Rathmell, director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named vice president of The American Society for Clinical Investigation.

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