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Reporter Aug 18 2017

Oxidative stress on the brain

Aug. 23, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that oxidative damage may play an important role in the development of a rare cholesterol synthesis disease and in the behavioral changes of autism spectrum disorders.

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Fatty acids and adenoma risk

Aug. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have found that red blood cell membrane fatty acid content is associated with risk of having colorectal adenomas, with omega-6 fatty acids increasing and omega-3 fatty acids decreasing risk.

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Predicting brain surgery outcomes

Aug. 18, 2017—Assessing brain functional and structural connectivity in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy may be a useful way to identify the best candidates for surgical treatment.

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Study questions fees of medical specialty boards

Aug. 17, 2017—Physicians have been objecting to the high cost of the certification fees of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards for many years, and a research letter published recently by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that the revenue of these boards greatly exceeded expenditures in 2013.

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Dahir receives grant to support study of rare metabolic disorder

Aug. 17, 2017—Kathryn Dahir, M.D., associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, recently received the Maher Family Grant from Soft Bones Inc., an organization dedicated to providing information, education and support to those affected by hypophosphatasia (HPP).

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Multi-factor authentication to enable e-prescribing of controlled substances

Aug. 17, 2017—The Epic Electronic Health Record System, eStar, will go live at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Nov. 2 and will enable Medical Center health care providers to prescribe controlled substances electronically.

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Center for Women’s Health opens clinic in Smyrna

Aug. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health has expanded its footprint into Rutherford County with a new clinic in Smyrna.

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Wilkins named to national committee exploring return of research results

Aug. 17, 2017—Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., MSCI, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been appointed to a national committee charged with determining how best to return to research participants the results of studies of their blood and other bio-specimens.

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Premier League visitors

Aug. 17, 2017—Players from the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club recently visited with children and families in Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Award honors Donahue’s long-term efforts to improve children’s vision

Aug. 17, 2017—Sean Donahue, M.D., Ph.D., Sam and Darthea Coleman Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt, recently received the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

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Kidney cancer patient, survivor event set for Sept. 9

Aug. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will sponsor an educational conference for kidney cancer patients, survivors and family members Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Preston Research Building, Suite 898.

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Employees lend a hand during Orthopaedic Outreach Day

Aug. 17, 2017—Uninsured people who needed surgeries for debilitating hand conditions got that help because a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees volunteered their services.

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