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Stem cells, Wnt signaling explored at Discovery lecture

Apr. 30, 2015—Our tissues are in a constant state of flux — cells are lost and cells are generated, with local signals and stem cells maintaining the balance, said Roel Nusse, Ph.D., during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Stanford’s Knudsen set for Discovery Lecture

Apr. 23, 2015—Stanford University neurobiologist Eric Knudsen, Ph.D., well known for his studies of learning and attention in birds, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. April 30 in 208 Light Hall.

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Tissue regulation expert Nusse set for next Discovery Lecture

Apr. 16, 2015—Roel Nusse, Ph.D., an expert in the regulation of tissue growth and development by Wnt signaling pathways, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 23.

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Photo: Metabolic discoveries

Apr. 9, 2015—Discovery Lecturer Stephen O’Rahilly, M.D., helped establish and now co-directs the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge, England.

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Photo: Cancer discoveries

Mar. 26, 2015—Louis Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Cancer Genomics and co-chief of the NCI’s Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, spoke about new lymphoma therapies at his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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National Cancer Institute’s Staudt set for Discovery Lecture

Mar. 12, 2015—Louis Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in gene expression profiling at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 19.

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Photo: Culture’s impact on health

Mar. 5, 2015—Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., MPH, spoke at Vanderbilt recently on the impact on health outcomes of acculturation — the adoption of the cultural traits of another group.

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Discovery Lecture to explore acculturation’s impact on health

Feb. 19, 2015—Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., MPH, an expert on the effect of acculturation — adoption of the cultural traits of another group — on health outcomes, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Photo: Delivering health

Jan. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Mark Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, Accenture Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall.

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Frisse set for next Discovery Lecture

Jan. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University’s Mark E. Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, a leader in the application of informatics to improve health care delivery, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 22.

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Discovery Lecturer outlines new genome editing technique

Jan. 15, 2015—A mere 30 months since it was first described in the online edition of Science magazine, a new genome editing technique has, by many accounts, revolutionized the study of genes and disease.

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Genome-editing pioneer next up in Discovery Lecture series

Jan. 2, 2015—Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., recipient of a 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 8.

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