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Reporter Nov 8 2013

Molecular circuits in ovarian cancer

Nov. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have used bioinformatics analysis of gene expression data to describe molecular “circuits” that drive ovarian cancer.

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Amish aid study of Parkinson genetics

Nov. 11, 2013—Amish populations are valuable for genetic research because of their isolation, shared ancestry and homogeneous lifestyles.

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Defusing ‘C. diff’ infection

Nov. 8, 2013—Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) infection is a leading cause of hospital-associated diarrhea, and the frequency and severity of infections are on the rise. D. Borden Lacy, Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and colleagues recently demonstrated that the C. difficile toxin, TcdB, induces rapid cell death of human colon cell lines and pig colonic...

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Neurotransmitter’s role in bone balance

Nov. 7, 2013—Removal of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine from the space outside cells plays an important role in the regulation of bone remodeling.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Nov. 7, 2013—Oftentimes, holding firm to core principles and values anchors us and assures long-term success during periods of rapid change.

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Breast SPORE lands NCI renewal

Nov. 7, 2013—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Breast Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) has been awarded a third round of funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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Guttentag named to direct Neonatology

Nov. 7, 2013—Susan H. Guttentag, M.D., is joining Vanderbilt University on Feb. 1, 2014, as the new director of the Division of Neonatology within the Department of Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Women’s health center at NorthCrest debuts

Nov. 7, 2013—The Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health began serving patients at its new outpatient clinic at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield this week.

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Community Research Day brings area agencies together

Nov. 7, 2013—The first Community Research Day, sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance and the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community-Engaged Research Core, was held Tuesday at the MetroCenter headquarters of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.

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Initiative seeks better post-op care coordination

Nov. 7, 2013—The Transition Management Office at Vanderbilt University Medical Center holds to the principle that every patient should know what will happen next in his or her care, when it will happen, who will be involved and what the costs will be.

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Photo: Senior Leader Walk

Nov. 7, 2013—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, right, and Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., were among those who took part in last week’s Senior Leader Walk on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Framingham Heart director to speak at VU

Nov. 7, 2013—Daniel Levy, M.D., director of the famed Framingham Heart Study, will deliver the seventh annual Meredith S. and John A. Oates Lecture in Clinical Pharmacology on Thursday, Nov. 14.

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