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Structure of a stem cell niche

Feb. 28, 2018—Understanding the specialized environment where stem cells reside is important for developing stem-cell based regenerative therapies.

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Vanderbilt University gets AAA bond rating from Fitch

Oct. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt University's bond rating has been upgraded to AAA—the highest level— by a leading credit agency.

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S&P upgrades Vanderbilt University’s credit outlook to ‘positive’

Aug. 3, 2016—Standard and Poor’s on Tuesday revised its credit outlook for Vanderbilt University to positive from the current stable position, based on the institution’s overall financial health.

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Nerve cell remodelers

Sep. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have defined a gene expression program that controls the timing of synaptic remodeling – a process that is critical to brain development, learning and memory.

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Integrin discovery may lead to better lung treatments

Jan. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have made an important advance in understanding lung development, which one day could lead to improvements in treating lung disease in premature infants and adults.

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Events have long history of making a huge impact

Dec. 12, 2013—They are touchstones on the Nashville calendar — Iroquois Steeplechase and the Music City Tennis Invitational usher in spring. The Eve of Janus is a celebration of summer. Christmas Village kicks off the holiday season.

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IRF6 on the tip of tongue development

Mar. 18, 2013—The factor IRF6 plays important roles in the development of the tongue.

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Pancreas cells full of potential

Feb. 18, 2013—Adult cells in the pancreas can return to a less mature state – and then become a different cell type, like the beta cells that secrete insulin.

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Bird’s eye view of gut development

Nov. 19, 2012—A new map of the developing gut of quail offers valuable tool for studying intestinal diseases.

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Gratitude for mentoring leads to creation of new scholarship

Nov. 1, 2012—The spirit of mentorship and support shown to one potential medical student decades ago has come full circle in a bequest to establish a scholarship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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How ‘Jedi’ disposes of dead neurons

Sep. 19, 2012—The protein Syk is essential for clearing away neuron “corpses” in the developing peripheral nervous system.

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Koh measures cancer recovery by competing in triathlons

Nov. 30, 2011—Give to Community Health Charities of Tennessee and help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other community agencies Six years ago Julie Koh, a self-proclaimed nonathlete, didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when a friend asked her to participate in the Memphis in May triathlon. She agreed to participate in the endurance event, and...

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