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Reporter Dec 7 2012

Photo: Exporing autism therapies

Dec. 6, 2012—Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., director of the Simons Center for the Social Brain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses emerging therapeutics for autism spectrum disorders during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Room’s lead-lined walls protect patients, caregivers

Dec. 6, 2012—Ten-year-old Madison Monday holds a small stuffed brown bear tightly under her arm as she receives an innovative therapy for neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from nerve tissue.

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Research becomes personal for Delpire

Dec. 6, 2012—Eric Delpire, Ph.D., professor of Anesthesiology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and director of the Anesthesiology Basic Science Research Division, has spent the past 15 years developing genetically altered mice for use in scientific research, and he now knows the value of his research in a very personal way.

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Award honors strong bonds between VU, Nashville CARES

Dec. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has been named to receive the Nashville CARES Corporate Partner Award.

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Malin helps craft de-identification guidelines

Dec. 6, 2012—A great deal of biomedical and health services research at some point involves record de-identification, whether it’s prior to the sharing of study data or, in the case of large patient databases, prior to the initial extraction of study data.

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Research training program seeks global impact

Dec. 6, 2012—For Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Ph.D. programs in the biomedical sciences, “diversity” means more than “international.”

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‘Longevity’ gene has role in bone loss

Dec. 6, 2012—A gene associated with long life participates in the normal regulation of bone remodeling and may have a role in bone loss associated with aging.

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Vanderbilt again leaps onto hospital quality list

Dec. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are among the nation's 89 Leapfrog Top Hospitals for 2012.

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