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VU study reveals connective tissue’s reinforcing ‘rivet’

Aug. 2, 2012—An ancient enzyme that can be traced back 500 million years forms the chemical “rivet” that reinforces connective tissue throughout the body, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.

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Heart Walk seeking team captains

Aug. 2, 2012—The American Heart Association’s 2012 Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, and Vanderbilt University is recruiting team captains with the hope of having 270 in place by Aug. 31. Last year, Vanderbilt raised more than $254,000 for the American Heart Association and was among the top three organizations in the country. Team...

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VU research shines at international AIDS meet

Aug. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, M.D., MPH, DrPH, received the IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award at the International AIDS Conference last week in Washington, D.C.

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VUH debuts new lounge for patients awaiting discharge

Aug. 2, 2012—After a successful pilot program that began in April, a new Discharge Lounge is formally opening in Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) for the convenience of adult patients who are discharged and awaiting transportation or the completion of other post-discharge services.

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VU hosts international vascular biology research meeting

Aug. 2, 2012—More than 100 students, faculty and scientists from around the world attended a four-day program on vascular biology research last week at Vanderbilt University.

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Photo: FlowSight

Aug. 2, 2012—Researchers in the Vanderbilt Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) show off the new Amnis FlowSight, which provides an image of every single cell that passes through it and merges the capabilities of flow cytometry and fluorescent microscopy. From left are David Flaherty, lab manager, Kevin Weller, FCSR managing director, Core Research Assistant I Chris Warren...

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Early HIV treatment also can prevent TB: study

Aug. 2, 2012—Anti-retroviral therapy can prevent tuberculosis, even in people with early HIV disease.

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Biomarkers may offer autism clues

Jul. 31, 2012—A combination of biomarkers may reveal new clues about causes of and potential interventions for autism.

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National type I diabetes prevention trial now an option for younger children

Jul. 31, 2012—A type I diabetes prevention study that is part of the TrialNet program at Vanderbilt is now enrolling children as young as 8 years old.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to hold free symposium on fragile X

Jul. 30, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Fragile X Treatment Research Program will present information and current research on fragile X at a symposium titled “Transitions and Adulthood.” The free event is Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt and is open to family members, friends, researchers, clinicians, students, community professionals and disability advocates....

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Doctors see rise in tick-borne illnesses and other insect-related infections

Jul. 30, 2012—Hot and humid temperatures across the Southeast may have people feeling lethargic, but conditions are perfect for active ticks and mosquitos. Insects are out in abundance and reaping the benefits from a mild winter and an early spring. As a result, pediatricians with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are experiencing a significant...

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation adds new programs

Jul. 26, 2012—Officially established on April 1, Vanderbilt’s new Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has welcomed its first new faculty recruit and is establishing clinical and research programs.

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