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Reporter Oct 10 2014

Antibiotics, fetal vessel defect linked

Oct. 15, 2014—Certain antibiotics increase the risk of a congenital heart disorder called patency of the ductus arteriosis.

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Neuronal culprit in genetic disease

Oct. 14, 2014—A particular neuronal cell population is involved in the pathogenesis of a rare neurological disorder, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Aspirin and allergies

Oct. 10, 2014—Drugs such as aspirin and indomethacin may increase sensitivity to airborne allergens by suppressing production of the signaling molecule PGI2, which in turn may offer a new treatment for allergies.

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Neuert receives New Innovator Award from NIH

Oct. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt University biophysicist Gregor Neuert, Ph.D., M.Eng., is among 50 recipients of the 2014 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. Each award provides up to $1.5 million in direct research support over five years.

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Wootten named to lead Pediatric Otolaryngology

Oct. 9, 2014—Christopher Wootten, M.D., has been named director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service, supervising the treatment of ear, nose and throat-related disorders in children at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Nobel laureate sheds light on immune response system

Oct. 9, 2014—Peter Doherty, Ph.D., had some advice for young scientists at last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture. The way to win a Nobel Prize, he said, “is to make a very big discovery first.”

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Longaker set for Discovery Lecture

Oct. 9, 2014—Michael Longaker, M.D., well known for his contributions to tissue repair and engineering and stem cell biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 16.

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Vanderbilt’s DeBaun to deliver annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 9, 2014—Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., J.C. Peterson Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Vanderbilt, will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture.

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Photo: Heart Walk 2014

Oct. 9, 2014—Blue skies and cool temperatures made for an ideal setting for the American Heart Association’s 2014 Greater Nashville Heart Walk, which was held Saturday, Oct. 4, on Vanderbilt’s campus.

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Breast reconstruction awareness efforts recognized at BRA Day

Oct. 9, 2014—Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) day will be observed by Vanderbilt’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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Harrell lands national award for excellence in statistical collaboration

Oct. 9, 2014—Frank Harrell Jr., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics, has received the 2014 W.J. Dixon Award for Excellence in Statistical Consulting, conferred by the American Statistical Association.

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Next Bedside Matters rounds set for Oct. 15

Oct. 9, 2014—The next Bedside Matters, an hour-long, monthly rounds geared toward helping Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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