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Reporter Nov 18 2016

VUMC named among top U.S. heart hospitals

Nov. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named one of the nation’s top cardiovascular hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

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Best Doctors in America listing recognizes VUMC physicians

Nov. 17, 2016—Hundreds of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) physicians are named among the nation’s top health care providers by Best Doctors in America, a biennial listing of physicians who are peer selected for inclusion.

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Fässler’s Discovery Lecture

Nov. 17, 2016—Reinhard Fässler, M.D., discussed his research into cell adhesion during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture. Fässler is the director of the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Max Planck Institute in Martinsried, Germany.

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V Foundation grants bolster cancer initiatives

Nov. 17, 2016—Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators have earned grant awards from The V Foundation for Cancer Research, continuing the foundation’s support for innovative cancer research initiatives at VICC.

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Food study seeks to help employees make healthier choices

Nov. 17, 2016—When dining in the Medical Center North breakroom or the Simply-to-Go counter at Courtyard Café, Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees can get a little help making informed food choices by picking a color: green, yellow or red.

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Holiday Project helps Children’s Hospital patients, families

Nov. 17, 2016—Gingerbread paper dolls, snowmen and a scarf-sporting Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer are among the artistic creations adorning products available through the annual Holiday Project benefiting patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Nursing research efforts highlighted at annual poster day

Nov. 17, 2016—Nursing research took center stage in Light Hall recently during the Research Day Poster Presentations, organized by the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Nursing Research Committee of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Stem cells promote tolerance

Nov. 17, 2016—Blood-forming stem cells play a role in immune tolerance and acceptance of organ transplants, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark

Oct. 27, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt scientists have genetically modified luciferase, the enzyme that produces bioluminescence, so that it acts as an optical sensor that records activity in brain cells.

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