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Reporter May 12 2017

Oxidative stress in tumors

May. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a new method for measuring oxidative stress in human tumors, which provides insight into cancer development.

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Blood type link to cancer survival

May. 17, 2017—Blood type A was associated with longer ovarian cancer survival in a recent Vanderbilt-led study.

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RSV-HRV viral interference

May. 15, 2017—RSV infection reduces the risk of infection with human rhinovirus, which could have implications for vaccine development and prevention strategies for viral respiratory tract infections in infants.

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Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women increasing

May. 11, 2017—Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women nearly doubled from 2009-2014, likely a consequence of the country’s increasing opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting rural areas of states including Tennessee and West Virginia.

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EETs contribute to insulin sensitivity

May. 11, 2017—Interventions that increase circulating levels of compounds called EETs may improve insulin sensitivity and treat hypertension.

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Richmond to speak at national VA research conference on cancer immunotherapy

May. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt University cancer researcher Ann Richmond, Ph.D., 2016 recipient of one of the highest honors for scientific achievement bestowed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be a keynote speaker during a national VA research conference next week at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Commencement 2017 schedule

May. 11, 2017—Commencement begins at 9 a.m. Friday, May 12.

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Gillihan named CEO of Vanderbilt Home Care Services

May. 11, 2017—Kerry Gillihan, MHA, D.Sc., has been named president and CEO of Vanderbilt Home Care Services (VHCS), the home health care services of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Researchers seek best ways to increase HPV vaccination rates

May. 11, 2017—Tennessee has one of the lowest human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in the nation, and investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are hoping to change this by improving the way medical providers present these vaccines to patients and by improving patient and patient family education.

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Discovery Lecturer Kandel tackles age-related memory loss

May. 11, 2017—Eric Kandel, M.D., who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2000 for discovering molecular mechanisms of memory storage, told the crowd at last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture that he has recently become interested in memory in the aging brain.

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May the 4th be with you

May. 11, 2017—Star Wars characters visited with patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on May 4, a date known among Star Wars enthusiasts as “May the 4th be with you” day.

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Rush honored by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

May. 11, 2017—The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) recently named Meg Rush, M.D., as the 2017 JDRF Living & Giving Honoree.

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