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Heart Walk raises spirits, funds for fight against disease

Oct. 11, 2012—The skies cleared and the sun shone on the 2012 Nashville Heart Walk that took place on Vanderbilt’s campus on Saturday.

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Pneumonia vaccine for children to be tested in older adults

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt is taking part in a national study to test in older adults the use of a vaccine designed to protect children against a common cause of pneumonia.

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VU recruit’s work lights up genetic ‘dark matter’

Oct. 11, 2012—They’ve been called “junk DNA” and genetic “dark matter” — the long segments of the human genome (98 percent of it) that do not encode protein.

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We Care for Kids Day 2012

Oct. 11, 2012—Nearly 2,000 people attended the eighth annual We Care for Kids Day on Sunday, which was hosted by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and its community partners.

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Plans announced for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical Center

Oct. 4, 2012—Williamson Medical Center (WMC), one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s affiliates, announced plans this week to expand its facility through construction to include upgraded surgical suites and an adjoining tower for pediatric services to be built adjacent to WMC’s existing emergency department. The proposed expansion includes a three-story pediatric tower, with two floors of space...

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Proteins help flip tumor’s invasive switch

Oct. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt investigators have identified how two key components of cancer's invasive "switch" — the series of signaling events that turn on a tumor cell’s invasive behavior — work together.

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Grant helps expand health care, education programs in Zambia

Oct. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt University is dramatically expanding its health care and education activities in the southern African nation of Zambia.

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VU study shows no gender gap in sports concussions

Oct. 2, 2012—A new study conducted to review symptoms and neurocognitive findings in male and female high school soccer players revealed no gender-related differences.

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Young athlete’s case illustrates concussion’s lingering effects

Sep. 27, 2012—Cannon County High School basketball player Rebekah Faulkner doesn’t remember much about colliding with a rival player during a training camp game early this summer.

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VUH debuts new unit dedicated to palliative care

Sep. 27, 2012—When Mohana Karlekar, M.D., talks with patient families, she almost always asks what they know about palliative care, and the answer is almost always the same — “Not much.”

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AAMC meet highlights need for research funds

Sep. 27, 2012—During a meeting in Nashville last week, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) called on academic medical centers to make the case for continued, strong federal investment in biomedical research.

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Biostatistics Clinics help investigators hone studies

Sep. 27, 2012—Amory Cox, a Pharmacy Practice resident, is making her second visit to the Biostatistics Clinic, a free, 75- minute research help session offered daily by the Department of Biostatistics.

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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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