Reporter Jan 8 2016

Platelet protein modification

Vanderbilt investigators have identified a new biomarker to assess platelet function.

Improving colonoscopy prep

Providing an educational booklet on colonoscopy preparation increased the odds of an adequate quality of bowel preparation by more than two-fold.

Copying chromosome caps

Telomeres – the caps on the end of chromosomes – are a source of stress for a particular protein involved in copying DNA, a new study reports.

Regier named General Counsel and Secretary for Medical Center

Michael Regier, J.D., has been named to the newly created role of General Counsel and Secretary for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Regier comes to VUMC from Atlantic Health System where he served as Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief Legal Officer.

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Immune tolerance in endothelial cells

Inducing “tolerance” to bacterial toxins in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels may offer a new approach for preventing the negative consequences of sepsis.

VU professor designs special apron for breast cancer patients

A Vanderbilt professor has designed a special apron for breast cancer patients after first-hand experience dealing with chest drainage tubes following surgery.

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