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Reporter Dec 7 2012

Genes, nutrients interact to shape traits

Dec. 12, 2012—A new study identifies interactions between genes and nutrients that may participate in determining levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

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Genetic clues to lung scarring

Dec. 10, 2012—A rare genetic syndrome provides new clues to lung scarring (pulmonary fibrosis), a potentially deadly consequence of many lung diseases.

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Breast milk blocks virus binding

Dec. 7, 2012—Components of human breast milk help ward off viral infection, a new study shows.

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Hudson lands top award from matrix biology group

Dec. 6, 2012—Billy Hudson, Ph.D., an internationally known expert on kidney diseases at Vanderbilt University, is the recipient of the 2012 Senior Investigator Award from the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB) — its highest honor.

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Multidisciplinary team takes on rare plasma cell disorder

Dec. 6, 2012—The Vanderbilt Amyloid Multidisciplinary Program (VAMP) is a new approach to treating a rare and misunderstood disease that can kill its victims before they understand what they have been diagnosed with.

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Repository samples help shape view of new rhinovirus

Dec. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers used a treasure trove of samples collected and stored at the Vanderbilt Vaccine Clinic (VVC) to prove a particular human rhinovirus (HRV), has been causing more than just the common cold for decades.

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Stanford’s Südhof to discuss how brain relays information

Dec. 6, 2012—Noted neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, M.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Lady Antebellum members create child health foundation

Dec. 6, 2012—Grammy award-winning country music group Lady Antebellum has launched a new charitable initiative called LadyAID, a philanthropic effort created to bring awareness to and generate support for children in need locally, nationally and globally.

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VUSM alumni show scholarship support

Dec. 6, 2012—In this day of physician shortages and broad-based economic hardship, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) alumni have come together to support the training of the next generation of physicians.

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Emergency medicine efforts in Guyana lauded

Dec. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Emergency Medicine recently received a Commendation Award for its decade-long efforts to establish an Emergency Medicine program and department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in Guyana.

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Patients, families benefit from annual Holiday Project sales

Dec. 6, 2012—The Friends of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is continuing its annual tradition, the Holiday Project, now in its 39th year.

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VUMC, Maury Regional land quality, performance awards

Dec. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among nine recipients of the 2012 Achievement Award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

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