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Reporter April 26 2013

Taking the ‘noise’ out of protein data

May. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a novel algorithm to improve results from proteomic studies.

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Fava beans’ impact on urine sodium

Apr. 29, 2013—Eating fava beans increases dopamine in blood and urine, but does not stimulate urinary sodium excretion.

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Factor reduces virus-related asthma attacks

Apr. 26, 2013—An immune system factor associated with severe asthma may actually reduce asthma attacks induced by viral infections.

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Events honor, celebrate VU’s women scientists

Apr. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is celebrating its women scientists with five events this month that feature inspiring women sharing their research achievements and lives.

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Coordinated messaging key to federal support: Cooper

Apr. 25, 2013—In an era of budget cutting and belt-tightening, how can science get more support from the federal government?

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McEvoy to lead Anesthesiology’s educational affairs

Apr. 25, 2013—Matthew McEvoy, M.D., is joining Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology faculty later this month as vice chair for Educational Affairs and residency program director.

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Free head and neck cancer screening event set for May 3

Apr. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt will hold a free head and neck cancer screening day, Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Odess Head and Neck Surgery Clinic, 7209 Medical Center East, South Tower. The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences is located at 1215 21st Ave. S. and parking is available in the East Garage.

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Apr. 25, 2013—Travis Clark, Ph.D., technical director of Sequencing in the VANTAGE core laboratories, shows a tour group how DNA fragments are loaded onto “flow cells” for reading by “next-generation” sequencing machines.

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Yale’s Steitz set to deliver Vanderbilt Prize Lecture May 2

Apr. 25, 2013—Joan Steitz, Ph.D., recipient of the 2012 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Lecture on Thursday, May 2.

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Photo: Sharing research

Apr. 25, 2013—Eric Gehrie, M.D., a Pathology resident, discusses his group’s poster with Amaris Keiser, M.D., left, and Digna Velez Edwards, Ph.D., during the 31st Annual Research Forum last week.

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VUMC lauded for focus on health of employees

Apr. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to gain national recognition as a leading employer dedicated to the health of employees.

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VUSM student lands coveted cardiovascular research fellowship

Apr. 25, 2013—A Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student is among 13 individuals nationwide to receive a Sarnoff Foundation Medical Student Research Fellowship award for 2013-2014.

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