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Reporter Aug 4 2017

Stress may switch on bone “mets”

Aug. 9, 2017—New findings could explain the link between chronic stress and reduced survival in women diagnosed with breast cancer, and could lead to new strategies to improve treatment outcomes.

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Early drivers of gastric cancer

Aug. 8, 2017—Using bioinformatics approaches, Vanderbilt investigators have identified gene expression networks that are deregulated in mouse and human stomach cancers.

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An immune regulator of addiction

Aug. 4, 2017—Although drug addiction is classically studied in a neuron-centric way, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that the immune system also plays a critical role.

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Children’s Hospital patient, doctor bond through music

Aug. 3, 2017—When 17-year-old Ray Cruz was invited to perform at the Ryman Auditorium, he agreed to do it under one condition — that his doctor perform alongside him.

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Shinohara’s life and career defined by curiosity

Aug. 3, 2017—Curiosity is the spark that has always energized and illuminated Eric Shinohara’s life — curiosity about the natural world, about other people and about how to help those individuals.

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Patient Flow Nurses help increase efficiency of discharge process

Aug. 3, 2017—Patient Flow Nurses (PFNs) are passionate about their role — helping expedite the discharge of patients to decrease length of stay, reduce readmissions and open beds for other patients.

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Investigators match novel cancer mutations with potential therapies

Aug. 3, 2017—Research led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators may have solved a mystery about why a targeted therapy stops working in a small group of breast cancer patients.

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Researchers study unique couples intervention in Mozambique to reduce HIV transmission

Aug. 3, 2017—Researchers in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health are testing whether a unique “couples-centered” intervention developed in the southern African nation of Mozambique can reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Munyon named to new radiation therapy oversight board

Aug. 3, 2017—Karen Munyon, MBA, director of Finance and Operations for Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been appointed to the Tennessee Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners. She is one of nine individuals appointed by the Tennessee governor or state lawmakers to the newly created oversight board.

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VUMC testing new system to keep donor hearts viable longer

Aug. 3, 2017—For decades the miracle of organ donation has relied on an ice cooler. Until now.

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Jennie Stuart Medical Center, VUMC launch teleICU patient care

Aug. 3, 2017—Jennie Stuart Medical Center (JSMC) has launched teleICU technology that provides its doctors and their patients real-time access to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) specialists.

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Educational journey begins for new medical students

Aug. 3, 2017—As family members, friends and faculty gathered in 208 Light Hall, many with cell phones positioned to capture the moment, Bonnie Miller, M.D., MMHC, welcomed them to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s (VUSM) annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, and then turned to the first-year students and asked a simple question.

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