Reporter Dec 11 2015

Immune response in transplantation

Thirty-three percent of pediatric heart transplant patients developed antibodies against the donor heart, which can lead to rejection, a new Vanderbilt study reports.

DISSECTing cell signaling networks

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new method to study cell signaling networks at single-cell resolution.

Diabetes Family Day

Last month, hundreds of patients living with diabetes and their family members joined the staff of the Vanderbilt Children’s Diabetes Program for the 14th annual Diabetes Family Day at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

New lead for ovarian cancer treatment

Combining inhibitors of the BMP signaling pathway with standard chemotherapy drugs may overcome drug resistance in ovarian cancer.

Scales of justice

Review highlights financial impact of sarcoma misdiagnosis

Malpractice awards and settlements are eight times greater when physicians misdiagnosis sarcoma than when they make other mistakes, according to a review of 32 years of court cases.

Dermody named to lead pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Terence Dermody, M.D., director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is leaving to become chair of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and scientific director of the Rangos Research Center.

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