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Artificial intelligence innovator John Jumper to deliver Aug. 30 Apex Lecture

Aug. 16, 2023—John Jumper, who led the development of AlphaFold, an artificial intelligence system that can predict the three-dimensional structure of proteins, will give the next Apex Lecture on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

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Chronic complications from immunotherapies more prevalent and persistent than previously shown among melanoma survivors

Aug. 8, 2023—A Vanderbilt study has found that chronic immunotherapy-related complications are more prevalent and persistent than previously shown among melanoma survivors.

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Study finds hallmarks of T cell exhaustion within hours of tumor exposure

Aug. 3, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers found that T cells become “exhausted” within hours of encountering a tumor, challenging existing ideas about how T cells become dysfunctional.

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Personalizing treatment for sinus syndrome

Aug. 2, 2023—Understanding the inflammatory characteristics of subtypes of chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps should assist with selection of effective therapies, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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VUMC receives $28 million to lead national study of COVID-diabetes link

Aug. 2, 2023—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a four-year, $28 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes.

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Nancy Cox receives American Society of Human Genetics Leadership Award

Jul. 26, 2023—Nancy Cox, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, is the recipient of the 2023 ASHG Leadership Award from the American Society of Human Genetics.

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Signaling pathways in liposarcomas

Jul. 25, 2023—A broad bioinformatics approach revealed that Hedgehog signaling is upregulated in dedifferentiated liposarcoma, suggesting this pathway may be an early indicator of poor prognosis and a potential therapeutic target.

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Reception honors Gordon Bernard’s decades of service and contributions

Jul. 20, 2023—Gordon Bernard, MD, was honored at a reception on July 19 in recognition of his contributions to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for more than 40 years.

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Predicting gene expression may speed discovery: study

Jul. 20, 2023—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Cambridge have developed a method of or predicting gene expression in hard-to-access tissues like the brain from more accessible tissues, including whole blood.

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Rare case: brain injury stirs creativity, synesthesia

Jul. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers report on a musician who acquired synesthesia — a merging of sensations — and improved creativity following a traumatic brain injury.

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Summer program gives high schoolers taste of discovery

Jul. 19, 2023—Since the Aspirnaut high school summer research internship program was launched in 2009, 334 students from 34 states have participated. To date, nearly 90 of them have gone to earn MD degrees, PhDs, or both.

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Holowatyj receives National Cancer Institute MERIT Award

Jul. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt's Andreana Holowatyj, PhD, MSCI, has received the National Cancer Institute’s Method to Extend Research in Time Award to support her ongoing investigation into how early-onset colorectal cancer and its treatments impact reproductive health.

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