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Reporter Dec 9 2016

Single-cell analysis of solid tumors

Dec. 12, 2016—A new method will make it possible to study solid tumors and healthy tissues using mass cytometry.

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Protecting the blood-brain barrier

Dec. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how a promising cancer immunotherapy causes brain swelling, findings that could lead to ways to protect brain function while fighting cancers.

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Making human beta cells reproduce

Dec. 8, 2016—A new method developed at Vanderbilt will speed the search for potential therapeutics for diabetes: compounds that stimulate the replication of insulin-producing beta cells.

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Balloon system offers non-surgical weight loss option

Dec. 8, 2016—If you’ve got excess pounds to lose but don’t qualify for bariatric surgery, a new non-surgical, fully reversible weight loss option will soon be offered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Clinic focuses on children’s complex urinary, bowel issues

Dec. 8, 2016—Jeremiah Bevis, 4, hops around the performance stage area of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, burning off some energy before his clinic visit with his team of doctors. He’s an active, lovable boy who will offer a hug within a few minutes of meeting a new person.

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Patient’s liver transplant opens door to new life

Dec. 8, 2016—Erin Morris, 29, has much to be thankful for this holiday season, and at the top of her list is Roman Perri, M.D., assistant professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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It’s in the cards

Dec. 8, 2016—Members of the Nashville Predators hockey team visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last week to make holiday cards with patients.

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Clinical trial seeks to extend stroke treatment time window

Dec. 8, 2016—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center will participate in a national clinical trial to investigate whether thrombectomies can benefit stroke patients when performed beyond the currently recommended window of time for intervention.

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Award spurs Jonna’s research on ocular melanoma

Dec. 8, 2016—Gowtham Jonna, M.D., senior retina fellow at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, recently received a VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) Research Award.

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Christmas Parade

Dec. 8, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt benefited from proceeds from the 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s.

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Vanderbilt-Meharry-Miami precision medicine teams review progress, goals

Dec. 8, 2016—Leadership, investigators and operations staff for the Vanderbilt-Miami-Meharry Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health gathered at the University of Miami recently for a 100-Day Meeting to discuss the center’s progress since its kickoff in July and best next steps for achieving its goals.

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Warm donations

Dec. 8, 2016—The Section of Surgical Sciences Warm Coat Drive in support of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Homeless Health Services rounded up 75 warm coats as well as hats, gloves and socks.

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