Reporter Feb 6 2015
Kidney disease impacts HDL function
Feb. 11, 2015—Chronic kidney disease impairs the protective functions of HDL, Vanderbilt researchers report this month.
Targeting HIV’s “cap”
Feb. 10, 2015—New findings underscore the attractiveness of the HIV capsid – the structure that encloses the viral genome – as a therapeutic target.
Gene profile predicts metastasis
Feb. 9, 2015—A specific gene expression profile represents a novel, biologically relevant “signature” for identifying colon cancers with high risk of metastatic recurrence, Vanderbilt researchers have found.
Copper toxicity and Parkinson’s
Feb. 5, 2015—A genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s disease makes neurons more vulnerable to the toxicity of heavy metals such as copper.
VUMC lands grant to join CDC autism surveillance network
Feb. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $1.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to join the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
Study to explore myeloma treatment’s impact on heart
Feb. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt is embarking on an observational study to define and understand how a promising treatment for multiple myeloma affects the heart.
Grant bolsters Kirschner’s prostate cancer research
Feb. 5, 2015—Austin Kirschner, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiation Oncology and Cancer Biology, has received the Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Award for the study of advanced prostate cancer.
New certification focuses on genetics nursing
Feb. 5, 2015—A nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer clinic is expected to be one of the first nurses in the country to receive a newly created certification in Advanced Genetics Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Women’s basketball game to raise awareness of breast cancer
Feb. 5, 2015—The stands inside Memorial Gymnasium are expected to resemble a sea of pink as fans don pink attire for the Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Basketball game Sunday, Feb. 8, at noon.
Nutrition Services lands high scores in recent food safety audits
Feb. 5, 2015—For the second year in a row, Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt achieved food safety scores above 99 percent.
Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Science conference set for May 12-15
Feb. 5, 2015—Imaging technologies and image-guided interventions will be highlighted during “Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Science V” to be held May 12-15 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. The event is hosted by the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS).
Mobile ‘Makerspace’ provides patients tools to create, inspire
Feb. 5, 2015—At first glance, the mobile Makerspace at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt looks like an ordinary computer cart with a printer and storage bins.