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Genetic screen in worms reveals critical step in insulin synthesis

Dec. 4, 2019—The identification of a protein important for insulin synthesis may hold clues for understanding the pathogenesis of diabetes.

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Study finds ‘frozen’ fear response may underlie PTSD

Nov. 27, 2019—To explore how fear becomes entrenched, VUMC researchers traveled down the precise neuronal pathways in the brains of mice that trigger fear responses, and which normally extinguish the behaviors once the danger has passed.

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VUMC, Nashville Fire Department test real-time medical record system to improve handoff of incoming emergency patients

Nov. 26, 2019—VUMC and the Nashville Fire Department are testing a system to automatically generate patient acuity scores and abbreviated care records of in-transit patient procedures based on computer interpretations of signals from sensors and video cameras.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance celebrates 20 years of collaboration

Nov. 20, 2019—In 1999 Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the establishment of a formal alliance to enhance the educational, scientific and clinical programs at and between both institutions.

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Grant spurs effort to map biology of Crohn’s disease

Nov. 20, 2019—VUMC has been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant to map — in unprecedented detail — the biology of Crohn’s disease.

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‘Melting pot of capabilities’: Five Highlights from November’s Leadership Assembly

Nov. 15, 2019—The exceptional capabilities that stem from the fusion of research and training with clinical practice is the core of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s longstanding success and is the philosophy underpinning an era of unprecedented growth and partnerships around the region.

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NCI ‘Moonshot’ grant to boost hereditary cancer identification

Nov. 14, 2019—VUMC is leading an initiative to establish a streamlined process for collection of family health histories that could set the stage for a standardized system to make the information easily accessible.

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No such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients

Nov. 13, 2019—Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research.

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Device studied as non-addictive option for chronic pain

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers are developing a focused ultrasound neuromodulation device as a non-invasive and non-addictive method for treating chronic pain.

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VUMC offering new minimally invasive emphysema therapy

Nov. 7, 2019—VUIMC will be the first in the state to offer a minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative for patients with emphysema.

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Hidden VUMC Figures event honors unsung contributors

Nov. 6, 2019—This week, VUMC's Office for Diversity Affairs presented the third annual “Hidden VUMC Figures” event — a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind the scenes.

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Nashville Predators honor late CEO of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt at Hockey Fights Cancer game

Oct. 31, 2019—When the Nashville Predators hockey team hits the ice Saturday, Nov. 2, the players will take on an important opponent: childhood cancer.

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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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