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Novel gene linked to familial atrial fibrillation

Dec. 13, 2012—A rare genetic variant that occurs more commonly in families of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may be a key to better understanding this common and potentially life threatening condition, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.

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Vice Chancellor Balser: ‘Cliff’ looming for biomedical research

Dec. 6, 2012—"Beyond the damaging effects on the health of our people, disrupting the nation’s biomedical science infrastructure puts our economic future at risk," writes Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser in The Tennessean.

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Study tracks antioxidants’ role in prostate tumor growth

Nov. 15, 2012—Antioxidants promote cell growth in a mouse model of prostate cancer, Vanderbilt researchers report in the journal PLoS ONE. The findings provide insight into the recent controversy regarding antioxidants and prostate cancer prevention.

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VU scientists cheer Nobel Prize for stem cell research

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University scientists are cheering this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for recognizing the discovery that mature cells can be “reprogrammed” into other cell types — a finding which they said has electrified their work.

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Study ties early menopause to heart attack, stroke

Sep. 27, 2012—Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Grants help propel glaucoma, macular degeneration research

Sep. 27, 2012—Three Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been awarded grants from the American Health Assistance Foundation to support their research on glaucoma and macular degeneration — the two leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world.

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Biostatistics Clinics help investigators hone studies

Sep. 27, 2012—Amory Cox, a Pharmacy Practice resident, is making her second visit to the Biostatistics Clinic, a free, 75- minute research help session offered daily by the Department of Biostatistics.

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Nominations sought for 2012 Research Staff Awards

Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accepting nominations for the 2012 Research Staff Awards.

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A message from Chancellor Zeppos on the state of the university

Aug. 29, 2012—Dear Vanderbilt community, The beginning of a new academic year provides a university community with the opportunity to both reflect on the previous year and look forward, focusing intently on the future. We do so with a great sense of optimism and enthusiasm. While there will certainly be challenges on the horizon, our hard work...

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Vanderbilt’s CTSA lands $46 million renewal

Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s largest single government research grant, its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), has been renewed for another five years for $46 million.

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Vanderbilt lands significant patient-centered research grant

May. 22, 2012—Patients and their families will have a more active role and voice in research designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care, thanks to a federal grant received by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Training addresses returning service members’ mental health needs

Dec. 21, 2011—A Vanderbilt-led workshop for military health care providers could lead to more post-deployment mental health referrals.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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