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Novel research explores way to restore silenced voices

Mar. 22, 2018—A 2011 cicada swarm is leading to transinstitutional research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to develop a surgical planning tool to help restore speech for people with vocal fold paralysis.

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Match Day reveals residency locations for VUSM students

Mar. 22, 2018—Fourth-year medical students Katie DesPrez and Joe Wick met at orientation during their first year at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Study tracks protein’s role in stem cell function

Mar. 22, 2018—MCL-1 is a member of the BCL-2 family of proteins important for blocking apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Many types of cancer cells escape the body’s effort to kill them by overexpressing MCL-1.

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Study spots undiagnosed genetic diseases in EHR

Mar. 15, 2018—Patients diagnosed with heart failure, stroke, infertility and kidney failure could actually be suffering from rare and undiagnosed genetic diseases.

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Shade Tree Clinic adapts to changing healthcare landscape

Mar. 15, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-run Shade Tree Clinic was founded in 2004 as a means to provide primary care to Nashville’s uninsured population and to allow medical and nursing students to receive valuable hands-on training while providing healthcare to those in need.

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Boys, girls reach activity levels in different ways

Mar. 15, 2018—Most preschool-age children manage to get enough recommended daily physical activity, but how they move varies with noticeable differences between boys and girls, a new Vanderbilt study found.

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Vanderbilt study affirms effectiveness, promise of telemedicine for autism evaluations

Mar. 12, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be accurately diagnosed in young children via remote, telemedicine assessments, a method that could significantly increase access and reduce wait times for autism services. In a first-of-its-kind study, the researchers compared the accuracy of rapid telemedicine evaluations to in-person evaluations...

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Stallworth’s Johns draws on broad background

Mar. 8, 2018—As a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Jeff Johns, MD, spotted someone practicing for cheerleader tryouts. Although he had never once tumbled in gymnastics or participated in cheerleading before, Johns asked her to teach him some basics.

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Children’s Hospital, Hunter’s Hope team to fight Krabbe disease

Mar. 8, 2018—Dylan May’s 6-month-old baby photo shows a smiling face and bright blue eyes — the appearance of a seemingly happy, healthy baby.

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Awareness, education goal of new HPV initiative

Mar. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt is at the epicenter of a human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancer epidemic, according to Ronald Alvarez, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt.

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Initiative gives rural residents access to stroke care advances

Mar. 1, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center telemedicine initiative seeks to broaden access to advancements in stroke care for residents of rural counties in Tennessee.

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Graphene material strengthens nerve signaling in the brain

Mar. 1, 2018—Less than 20 years after it was developed, a thin, resilient sheet of carbon atoms with remarkable properties known as graphene is transforming biomedical fields as far flung as tissue engineering, neuroprosthetics and drug discovery.

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