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Inherited lung disease no worse in offspring

Nov. 15, 2012—An inherited lung disease does not appear to have earlier onset and increased severity – a phenomenon called genetic anticipation – in successive generations.

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New faculty: Patrick Grohar brings a competitive spirit to childhood cancer research

Nov. 9, 2012—Patrick Grohar came to Vanderbilt in January from the National Cancer Institute, bringing with him his passions and self-motivation for lab-based work. His research focuses on drug discovery in pediatric sarcomas, cancers that develop in bone and soft tissues.

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Protein’s length, flexibility key to infection

Oct. 31, 2012—The structural architecture of the reovirus attachment protein is required for efficient reovirus infection of host cells.

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Gene regulation found to play role in pulmonary hypertension

Oct. 18, 2012—New findings from Vanderbilt researchers may explain why only some individuals who have inherited mutations that increase risk for pulmonary hypertension actually develop the disease.

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Initiatives aim to enhance teen driver safety

Sep. 27, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is garnering attention for its efforts to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths among young adults.

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New VU blog a place for parents, caregivers to connect

Sep. 27, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is inviting people to participate in Wishing Well, a new blog designed to connect and engage the community, patient families, doctors, nurses and others who raise and care for babies and children.

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Little Leaguer is a diabetes pro

Sep. 27, 2012—Middle Tennessee’s latest celebrities are the 11-and-12-year-old Little League U.S. World Series Champions from Goodlettesville. But one young player already had quite a fan base built up at a Vanderbilt pediatric diabetes clinic, where he has been a patient most of his life. Luke Brown and his family are also long-time participants in TrialNet Type...

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Cell entry ports for cold virus

Sep. 25, 2012—The respiratory virus HMPV uses its fusion (F) protein – which interacts with cellular receptors called integrins – to bind to and enter target cells.

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Little evidence supports medical treatment options for adolescents with autism

Sep. 24, 2012—Despite studies that show that many adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders are being prescribed medications, there is almost no evidence to show whether these medications are helpful in this population.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Sep. 12, 2012—Robert Barsky, professor of French and Italian and professor of English, will deliver “The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual: From the Buildup Toward World War II to the Occupy Movement,” the 10th Annual Elizabeth Killam Rodgers and Constance Killam Distinguished Public Lecture, as part of the fall orientation program for Killam Fellows and American...

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Flu Tool guides patient decision-making

Aug. 14, 2012—Studies of Flu Tool, a computer application that guides health care decision-making, suggests that patients are willing to use these types of resources.

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Vanderbilt Health Plan engages Cumberland Pediatric IPA to improve care of its pediatric enrollees

Aug. 6, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Employee Benefit Health Plan (Vanderbilt Health Plan) and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have entered into an agreement with Cumberland Pediatric Independent Practice Association (Cumberland Pediatric IPA) to provide comprehensive medical management to pediatric enrollees under its care. Pediatricians will oversee and coordinate the care of patients across all...

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