Reporter Sept 7 2012
Cells with LIP eat their neighbors
Sep. 13, 2012—A transcription factor called LIP is capable of causing one cell to consume another.
Enzyme counters stomach acid attack
Sep. 11, 2012—Dysfunction or loss of an “antioxidant” enzyme may lead to higher risk for esophageal cancer in patients with gastric reflux disease.
Parkinson’s therapy may impact language
Sep. 7, 2012—Deep brain stimulation used to treat Parkinson’s disease may impair some aspects of language processing, a recent study suggests.
ROUNDS: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Sep. 6, 2012—The goal of this column is to dialogue with you in a meaningful way, about both the present and what we see in our future.
Study tracks hormone’s role in reducing preterm birth risk
Sep. 6, 2012—Pregnant women who have had prior preterm births may avoid a subsequent early birth if given progestogens, which are natural or synthetic forms of progesterone, a female hormone that naturally increases during pregnancy, a Vanderbilt analysis shows.
Rush sees bright future ahead for Pediatrics
Sep. 6, 2012—Meg Rush, M.D., called upon the Department of Pediatrics’ faculty, trainees and staff to ‘be the change’ they wish to see in the future of pediatric health care at Vanderbilt and in our region.
Personalized medicine focus of Chancellor’s Lecture
Sep. 6, 2012—The first Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year, entitled “Genomes, Hype and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine,” will be given Wednesday, Sept. 12, by Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University.
Arbogast remembered as outstanding teacher, mentor
Sep. 6, 2012—Patrick Arbogast, Ph.D., a former Vanderbilt faculty member in the Departments of Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine, died in August.
Nominations sought for 2012 Research Staff Awards
Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accepting nominations for the 2012 Research Staff Awards.
Metro Parks, VU team on obesity prevention project
Sep. 6, 2012—A collaboration between Vanderbilt Pediatric researchers and the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Department to prevent obesity is kicking into high gear with the recruitment of 600 area familes.
BioVU reaches new benchmark in DNA samples
Sep. 6, 2012—This month BioVU logged in its 150,000th unique genetic sample. It is now the world’s largest collection of human DNA linked to searchable, electronic health information.
Patient’s odyssey takes her from Japan to Vanderbilt
Sep. 6, 2012—Cylinda Marquart gripped the small Post-it note inscribed with Japanese characters as her 6-week-old daughter, Albi-Helene Martin, was raced to a hospital by ambulance.