Reporter Aug 23 2013

Probing intestinal immune cell roles

A new in vitro system will allow investigators to explore how immune system T cells develop specialized functions.

Tumor factor spurs blood vessel growth

A newly identified factor regulates blood vessel growth in colorectal tumors and could be a promising target for cancer therapies.

Pregnancy promoter and protector

Alkaline phosphatase enzymes appear to play roles in promoting pregnancy and in protecting the uterus from bacterial infection.

Affiliation links VU, Cumberland Pediatric Alliance

Cumberland Pediatric Alliance (CPA) is joining the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN). The transition of operations is expected to be complete by October.

Heart Institute hits ventricular assist device milestone

Cardiac surgeons recently performed Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute’s 100th ventricular assist device (VAD) implant.

Trauma surgical skills training course lands certification

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now certified as Tennessee’s only teaching site for an advanced trauma surgical skills training course offered at fewer than 50 hospitals worldwide.

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