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Virus-linked cancer gets help from host

Dec. 15, 2011—Host cell protein may be a target for strategies to limit spread of virus-induced squamous cell cancers.

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Pathway to colon cancer progression

Dec. 1, 2011—Molecular players involved in colon cancer progression could provide new biomarkers to indicate invasiveness and prognosis.

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Skeletal defects in genetic disorder

Nov. 18, 2011—A new mouse model provides a tool for testing novel therapeutic approaches for neurofibromatosis.

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Let there be light and melatonin

Nov. 4, 2011—Light and the hormone melatonin may play important roles in the developing brain.

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Lung disorder drug regimen found harmful

Oct. 31, 2011—Longtime treatment for IPF ineffective and even dangerous.

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Protein family key to aging linked to suppressing tumors

Oct. 28, 2011—The list of aging-associated proteins known to be involved in cancer is growing longer, according to research by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the National Institutes of Health.

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Growth factor boosts beta cells

Oct. 21, 2011—A growth factor may help grow transplantation-quality pancreas cells for treating diabetes.

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Information flow reduced in psychosis

Oct. 21, 2011—Bipolar depression and schizophrenia share patterns of changes in neurons that regulate information flow, new research shows.

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Predicting hospital readmission is risky business: study

Oct. 18, 2011—Each year millions of Americans return to the hospital within 30 days of their previous discharge. Although many readmissions could be preventable, most statistical models for predicting them "perform poorly," according to researchers at Vanderbilt and the Oregon Health and Science University and their affiliated VA medical centers.

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Discoveries show value of federal support

Oct. 13, 2011—An update on federally funded projects at Vanderbilt and their impact on efforts to improve education, protect people from disease and meet our nation’s energy needs.

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Supplements don’t help lung injury patients

Oct. 13, 2011—Supplements did not improve outcomes of patients with acute lung injury.

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Give me some skin

Jul. 21, 2011—A new understanding of the biochemical pathway that builds our skin barrier could lead to treatments for skin diseases.

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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.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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