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Reporter March 29 2013

“Silent” B cells trigger autoimmunity

Apr. 3, 2013—Immune cells that recognize self antigens (e.g. insulin), but are functionally silent, can trigger autoimmune diseases such as diabetes.

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Fingers and toes: joint forming factor

Apr. 1, 2013—The gene Has2 participates in signaling that is important in developing fingers and toes, and may have relevance for cancer development.

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Plant compound stops colon cancer cells

Mar. 29, 2013—Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be useful in colon cancer therapy.

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Technology transfer efforts bolstered by recent agreements

Mar. 28, 2013—Last month, Vanderbilt University announced a collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, a leading pharmaceutical and consumer health care company, to develop potential new drugs for severe obesity.

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Surveillance network tracks shift in cause of childhood diarrhea

Mar. 28, 2013—A national vaccine surveillance program that Vanderbilt University is a part of has identified a significant shift in the most common cause of childhood diarrhea.

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Moses named to inaugural class of AACR fellows

Mar. 28, 2013—Harold L. (Hal) Moses, M.D., professor and acting chair of Cancer Biology and professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been named to the first class of the Fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy.

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Children’s after-hours clinic debuts in Mt. Juliet

Mar. 28, 2013—Bumps, bruises and sore throats don’t keep regular business hours, and that’s why the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened an after-hours clinic in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

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Foundation lauds graduate student’s melanoma research

Mar. 28, 2013—Katherine Hutchinson, a third-year graduate student in Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University, has won a $10,000 Research Scholar Award from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.

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VU to serve as host site for ACS cancer prevention study

Mar. 28, 2013—Most cancers are sporadic, which means that physicians don’t have enough clues to determine what caused an individual’s disease.

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Cadaver Ball 2013

Mar. 28, 2013—Students, faculty and administrators of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine took the Opryland Hotel by storm for the annual Cadaver Ball last Saturday.

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Oxford’s Collins set for Discovery Lecture

Mar. 28, 2013—Sir Rory Collins, MB BS, professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, England, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 4.

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Steeplechase strengthens bond with Children’s Hospital

Mar. 28, 2013—As the Iroquois Steeplechase gears up for its annual spring event, the race this year will honor one of the leaders at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and also support a newly established fund for hospital research efforts.

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