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VICC’s Hassanein lands lung cancer research grant

Aug. 2, 2012—Mohamed Hassanein, Ph.D., research instructor in Pulmonary Medicine, has received a Career Development Award from the LUNGevity Foundation to work on the development of noninvasive tests to help diagnose lung cancer.

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VUSM’s class of 2016 gets a jump on medical studies

Aug. 2, 2012—July 23 was the first day of class for the VUSM class of 2016, a little more than a week earlier than the start of last year’s classes.

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Proteins may point way to new prostate cancer drug targets

Aug. 2, 2012—Two proteins that act in opposing directions – one that promotes cancer and one that suppresses cancer — regulate the same set of genes in prostate cancer, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have found.

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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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