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Early cell death in MS

Oct. 2, 2013—Death of oligodendrocytes, the cells that make myelin, appears to be an early event in the development of multiple sclerosis.

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Gene interactions and cavities

Sep. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers used existing genome-wide association study datasets to identify gene interactions that contribute to tooth decay.

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VU achieves 60 percent increase in recycling

Sep. 28, 2013—The amount of materials recycled at Vanderbilt rose from 3 million pounds to 5 million pounds last year—that's a 60 percent increase.

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Metabolic profiling of vision loss

Sep. 27, 2013—A panel of metabolites – small molecules that are part of metabolic processes – that are unique to macular degeneration will shed light on the disease and aid diagnosis.

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Cell changes en route to stomach cancer

Sep. 26, 2013—Molecular characterization of pre-cancerous changes in cells lining the stomach could point to lesions with a greater risk of progression to cancer.

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New Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center to open in January 2014

Sep. 26, 2013—Vanderbilt faculty and staff will have a new resource for reaching their fitness goals—and a new way to “Go for the Gold”—when the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center opens to the campus community in January 2014.

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Flulapalooza 3

Sep. 26, 2013—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students turned out in droves and rolled up their sleeves for Wednesday’s Flulapalooza 3 mass vaccination event.

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VU’s technology commercialization efforts make strides

Sep. 26, 2013—Over the past three years, Vanderbilt University more than quadrupled earnings from its technology commercialization efforts — to more than $24.5 million in the 2013 fiscal year that ended June 30, officials have announced.

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Vaccine Research Program lands major NIH renewal

Sep. 26, 2013—The Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program has received a major contract from the National Institutes of Health to continue its work as one of the nation’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units.

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Sosman named one of ‘hottest’ researchers in U.S.

Sep. 26, 2013—Jeffrey Sosman, M.D., professor of Medicine, Ingram Chair for Cancer Research and director of the Vanderbilt Melanoma Program, was named one of the Hottest Scientific Researchers of the last year by Thomas Reuters Science Watch.

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Age doesn’t impact concussion symptoms: study

Sep. 26, 2013—Recent scientific findings have raised the fear that young athletes may fare worse after sustaining a sports-related concussion than older athletes.

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Stark to direct rehab services at Children’s Hospital

Sep. 26, 2013—Stacy Stark, D.O., has been named medical director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She is also assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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