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New Physical Therapy residency programs debut

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched specialized Physical Therapy (PT) residency programs in Orthopaedics (Sports) and Pediatrics in addition to an existing Neurological program, making Vanderbilt one of a handful of hospital systems in the country to offer three or more physical therapy residencies.

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Nine professors honored at endowed chair holder celebration

Sep. 9, 2015—The extraordinary achievements of nine Vanderbilt endowed chair holders were lauded at a Sept. 8 celebration during which generous donors were thanked.

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Protein ‘clumping’ linked to severe form of genetic epilepsy

Aug. 13, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University for the first time have demonstrated in a mouse model that aggregation, the “clumping together” of abnormal proteins, can contribute to a severe form of genetic epilepsy.

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Insights on lysosomal storage diseases

May. 14, 2015—A novel mechanism could point to new therapies for a group of inherited diseases that share pathological features.

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Copper toxicity and Parkinson’s

Feb. 5, 2015—A genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s disease makes neurons more vulnerable to the toxicity of heavy metals such as copper.

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New tools to probe manganese biology

Nov. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have developed tools to probe the role of the essential metal manganese in neurons, and which offer a started point for developing therapeutic agents for manganese-related neurological disorders.

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Brain surgery through the cheek

Oct. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt engineers have developed a surgical robot designed to perform brain surgery by entering through the cheek instead of the skull.

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Seizure mutation impairs receptor

Sep. 30, 2014—Defects in the production of certain receptors are linked to the pathogenesis of genetic epilepsies and fever-induced seizures.

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Teleneurology services at Williamson Medical Center see success

Jun. 19, 2014—A new telemedicine partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Williamson Medical Center (WMC) is allowing more patients with acute neurological conditions to stay in their community. Eight VUMC neurologists are on call 24 hours a day to provide remote consultations for patients at WMC with urgent neurological conditions, such as stroke, seizure or...

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Eleven faculty honored with endowed chairs

May. 7, 2014—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration April 30 at the Student Life Center.

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Number of neurointensivists grows nationally and at VUMC

May. 1, 2014—After eight Department of Anesthesiology faculty members recently passed neurocritical care board exams offered by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) now boasts one of the largest contingents of practicing neurointensivists in the United States. A neurointensivist is a physician who cares for patients in the Neurological ICU. The neurointensivist...

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Myelin junctions key to conduction

Apr. 11, 2014—A protein in the myelin coating on nerves helps form a “seal” that enables effective nerve conduction; loss of the protein causes inherited neuropathies.

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