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VUMC lands grant to build top-line biosafety facility

Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is set to construct a state-of-the-art BioSafety Level 3 (BSL3) facility for research involving the COVID-19 virus, anthrax and other dangerous microorganisms.

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Vinson named Senior Vice President for Diagnostic Laboratory Services

Sep. 29, 2022—David Vinson has been named Senior Vice President for Diagnostic Laboratory Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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MEGAMicrobe event shows children that science can be fun

Sep. 22, 2022—More than 100 children who attended the “MEGAMicrobe Express” community science fair on Sept. 17 at the Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School in East Nashville.

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Study identifies key player in T cell “education”

Sep. 1, 2022—New Vanderbilt research could inform therapeutic strategies for enhancing thymic function when desired — such as during aging, recovery from radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or other conditions that reduce T cell output.

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Monkeypox testing available for eligible VUMC patients

Aug. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now offering in-house monkeypox polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing for patients who are eligible.

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Vanderbilt researchers discover how gut inflammation leads to bone loss

Aug. 25, 2022—Gastrointestinal inflammation, such as occurs in inflammatory bowel disease, triggers the expansion of a population of “bone-eating” cells, leading to bone loss.

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Study describes how E. coli co-opts cells, causes recurrent UTIs

Aug. 25, 2022—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered why the uropathogenic bacterium E. coli, the leading cause of urinary tract infections, is so tenacious; their findings could lead to new ways to prevent recurrent UTIs.

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Rise seen in parechovirus cases among children

Aug. 11, 2022—Doctors at Vanderbilt are seeing an unusually high number of young patients infected with a virus called parechovirus.

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C. difficile may contribute to colorectal cancer: study

Jul. 28, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that the bacterium Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) may be a previously unrecognized contributor to colorectal cancer.

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Grad student Shelton selected as Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 13, 2022—Catherine Shelton has been selected as the 2022 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Mathers Foundation award supports study of crosstalk between skeletal, immune systems

Jul. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jim Cassat, MD, PhD, has received a three-year, $750,000 award from the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation to support research exploring the interplay between bone homeostasis and infectious disease.

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Three Vanderbilt biomedical researchers named 2022 Pew Scholars

Jun. 15, 2022—Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, and William Wan, PhD, have been named 2022 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences and Alexander Bick, MD, PhD, was selected to join the 2022 class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. 

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