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Reporter Oct 25 2013

Tool predicts risk for developmental delays in early childhood

Oct. 28, 2013—A non-invasive measure of electrical brain activity in preterm infants predicts cognitive and communication functioning during early childhood, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Targets of SIN drive cell division

Oct. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a key regulator of cell division.

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Grad students help achieve key discovery

Oct. 24, 2013—A multidisciplinary study conducted by the combined efforts of Vanderbilt University graduate students has led to the first evidence that abnormal messenger RNA export from the nucleus to the cytoplasm can cause human disease.

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Transplant Center sees surge in volumes

Oct. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center, one of the largest organ transplant programs in the Southeast, is on pace to surpass last year’s transplant totals with 254 solid organ transplantations to date.

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Teleneurology services coming to Williamson Medical Center

Oct. 24, 2013—Neurologists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and patient care teams 18 miles away at Williamson Medical Center (WMC) will take advantage of network technology to provide remote neurological patient examinations on an urgent basis.

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Multi-agency emergency drill happens Nov. 7

Oct. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be one of several area hospitals and federal, state and local agencies participating in the 2013 Regional Hospitals Fall Severe Weather Exercise on Thursday, Nov. 7.

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New process for patient handovers from ED to units

Oct. 24, 2013—Beginning Oct. 29, Vanderbilt University Hospital will use a new process for patient handovers between nurses in the adult Emergency Department and nurses on inpatient units.

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Clinical enterprise address set for Nov. 6

Oct. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to register online to attend the 2013 State of the Adult Clinical Enterprise address by David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics and executive director of Vanderbilt Medical Group, to be delivered Wednesday, Nov. 6 at two locations — at 7 a.m. in Williamson County at the Franklin Marriott, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., and again at 4 p.m. on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus at 208 Light Hall.

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New online tool eases clinical trial billing process

Oct. 24, 2013—A new Web-based tool is helping Vanderbilt research coordinators assemble accurate billing plans more quickly.

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Eskind project seeks to demystify genotyping information for patients

Oct. 24, 2013—With the aid of a two-year, $487,000 National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a Vanderbilt research team will develop a reusable model to promote better patient engagement with the health care team through delivery of consumer-friendly pharmacogenetic information.

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Glucose control study gives patients new path to health

Oct. 24, 2013—The IDIOM study is designed to compare how a diet with moderate caloric restriction, alone or with long-acting insulin, affects areas of the brain’s dopamine system that are involved in food intake, reward and the sense of pleasure people get from eating.

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Study sheds new light on type 2 diabetes development

Oct. 24, 2013—Inactivation by oxidative stress of specific transcription factors essential for pancreatic islet beta cell function is a key event in the development of type 2 diabetes, Vanderbilt University researchers and their colleagues have found.

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