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Reporter Oct 18 2019

Another way to detect lymphedema

Oct. 22, 2019—Early detection of lymphedema, which occurs in 20% of patients following breast cancer treatment, may improve therapeutic options for patients.

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Completing DNA synthesis

Oct. 21, 2019—James Dewar and colleagues have identified a role for the enzyme topoisomerase II in reducing replication errors during the final stage of DNA synthesis.

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Microscopic spines connect worm neurons

Oct. 17, 2019—Worm neurons have microscopic “spines” — where nerve-to-nerve communication happens — that share features with mammalian neurons, supporting the use of worms to study spine genetics and biology.

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Less inflammation = better healing

Oct. 17, 2019—Immune cells that produce an anti-inflammatory factor are enriched in fat tissue around the heart and may be good targets to improve heart attack outcomes.

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Effort to remove penicillin allergy labels seeing success

Oct. 17, 2019—A program in the Medical Intensive Care Unit has successfully removed penicillin allergy labels from more than 45 inpatients at high risk to receive antibiotics, but whose penicillin allergies were low risk.

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Peterson, Roden honored for translational medicine efforts

Oct. 17, 2019—Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, and Dan Roden, MD, are among 10 leaders in clinical pharmacology and translational medicine recognized this week by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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Brown elected Master of the American College of Physicians

Oct. 17, 2019—Nancy Brown, MD, chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Medicine, was recently elected a Master of the American College of Physicians.

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Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture to focus on artificial intelligence

Oct. 17, 2019—  by Bill Snyder How artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming patient care will be discussed by three Vanderbilt University researchers during a Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture on Oct. 24. The lecture will begin at 4 pm in 208 Light Hall. The speakers and their topics include: Bennett Landman, PhD, director of the Center for Computational Imaging...

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Orthopaedic organization elects Wright president

Oct. 17, 2019—  Rick Wright, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, will serve as president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for a one-year term. Wright, who joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center on  Sept. 1, was elected to the ABOS board in 2013 and has previously served as the chair of the organization’s...

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Grant bolsters Schrag’s Alzheimer’s disease research

Oct. 17, 2019—Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, has received a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging for research into the function of a novel protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk.

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Rascal Flatts again tees up support for Children’s Hospital

Oct. 17, 2019—Country music superstars Rascal Flatts once again teamed up with Delta Dental of Tennessee and WME to host the Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Oct. 14, at the top-rated Golf Club of Tennessee.

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Study finds men have higher mortality rate after breast cancer diagnosis

Oct. 17, 2019—A new study shows men with breast cancer are more likely to die than their female counterparts, across all stages of disease.

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