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HIV’s impact on B cells

Jan. 15, 2014—Understanding how HIV infection affects immune system B cells may guide strategies for vaccine development.

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Vanderbilt study reveals senses of sight and sound separated in children with autism

Jan. 14, 2014—Children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears--as if they experience the world like a badly-dubbed movie.

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Vanderbilt Heart opens new cardiac procedure area in hospital’s critical care tower

Jan. 13, 2014—On Feb. 3 the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute will relocate its key procedure areas to the fifth floor of the Critical Care Tower, the Medical Center’s 11-story addition to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) that opened in 2010. The Heart and Vascular Institute’s Electrophysiology Lab (EP), Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) Lab and Cardiac Observation Unit will...

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Searching for beta cell stimulators

Jan. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers describe a new technique for identifying factors that stimulate the proliferation of pancreatic beta cells – factors that might offer therapeutic options for diabetes.

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iPods for patient transporters helping boost response times

Jan. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s 55 patient transporters average approximately 550 transports per weekday and 425 per day over the weekend. The dispatch system that coordinates transport is fully automated.

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A pain in the … genes

Jan. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that variation in the gene encoding the potassium channel GIRK1 plays a role in modulating human pain perception.

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Employment may lead to improvement in autism symptoms

Jan. 9, 2014—More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Brain-gut connection in autism

Jan. 9, 2014—An association between rigid-compulsive behaviors and gastrointestinal symptoms in autism spectrum disorder may point to a common biological pathway that impacts both the brain and the gut.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Jan. 9, 2014—Could anything be more complicated than health care has become — particularly at VUMC where we are educating, discovering and caring for patients all at once?

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Emergency Medicine effort in Guyana reaches milestone

Jan. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Emergency Medicine residency program in Guyana graduated its first resident Nov. 22, 2013, marking a significant milestone in a decade-long effort to establish the country’s first Emergency Medicine program and department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

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Collins memorial set for Jan. 18

Jan. 9, 2014—A memorial service for Robert D. Collins, M.D., will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville.

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Churchwell named to new VUSM diversity post

Jan. 9, 2014—Andre L. Churchwell, M.D., associate dean for Diversity at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been promoted to the new position of senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs.

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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.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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