Reporter Feb 21 2020

Looking through MudPIT for protein interactions

The identification of novel protein interactions and sites of modification in proteins involved in mRNA translation adds to understanding of a process that is an important therapeutic target.

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Reducing postoperative opioids

An opioid-restrictive prescribing protocol reduced the number of postoperative opioid prescriptions and the oral morphine equivalent per prescription.

Eligible physicians can vote in U.S. News “Best Hospitals” survey

Annual voting is now open for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” for both adult and children’s specialties. Survey responses account for approximately one-third of the overall score for each ranked specialty.

Protein interactions and brain function

Roger Colbran and colleagues have discovered new molecular details about the function of an enzyme with a key role in shaping learning and memory.

Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, spoke about VUMC’s goals and milestones during Wednesday’s Leadership Assembly.

5 highlights from Leadership Assembly

A focus on bolstering and supporting the people who put the “personal” in personalized care is fueling initiatives around Vanderbilt University Medical Center as leaders look to boost connectivity of an expanding workforce that’s taking on more patients in a rapidly changing environment.

Post-transplant diabetes may be reversible: study

Post-transplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM), a common complication of immunosuppressive drugs that are given to prevent transplant rejection, may be reversible and at least partially preventable, researchers at VUMC report.

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