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Reporter Sept 1 2017

Heat a trigger for seizures

Sep. 6, 2017—Elevated body temperature alone can increase vulnerability to fever-induced seizures, even in the absence of infection or inflammation.

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Pain and Alzheimer’s disease

Sep. 5, 2017—Clinicians should use a structured interview in people with Alzheimer’s disease to identify pain that might be otherwise overlooked.

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Restricting HIV-1 infection

Sep. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers are discovering ways that host proteins block HIV-1 infection, which could suggest new avenues for treatment.

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Pancreatic cancer development

Aug. 31, 2017—Elevated levels of the factor G-CSF appear to promote the development of aggressive pancreatic cancer, suggesting a new therapeutic approach for this devastating disease.

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Program for scientists to move discoveries into clinical practice

Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has established a new career development program for scientists in implementation research. The goal is to speed the uptake and translation of scientific discoveries into routine clinical practice.

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Round Wing unit lauded for infection control efforts

Aug. 31, 2017—The General Medicine unit on the third floor of the Round Wing of Medical Center North is celebrating more than four years without a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

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Study seeks to streamline validation of EHR data

Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been approved for a $1 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study more efficient and feasible ways to validate electronic health records (EHR) and incorporate this information into medical studies.

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End-stage kidney disease study seeks to delay dialysis

Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is studying the safety of a possible treatment for diabetic kidney disease that would delay or prevent the need for kidney replacement such as dialysis.

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Poverty simulation event helps attendees gain new perspective

Aug. 31, 2017—How do you cash your paycheck if the banks are closed when you get off work? What is your alternative to leaving your underage children home alone if you don’t have child care? And how can you get to work, meet with assistance providers or attend health care appointments when you don’t have transportation?

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Epigenetics expert Allis set for Sept. 7 Discovery Lecture

Aug. 31, 2017—Internationally known epigeneticist C. David Allis, Ph.D., will deliver the first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the academic year at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in room 208 Light Hall.

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Alternate parking plan for eStar training at OHO starting Sept. 4

Aug. 31, 2017—Due to the Tennessee State Fair being held at the Nashville Fairgrounds from Sept. 4-22, VUMC employees who are attending eStar training at One Hundred Oaks (OHO) on these days should park in the alternate parking area at the Fairgrounds located off of Craighead Street.

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AT&T cell service outage set for Sept. 9

Aug. 31, 2017—In-building AT&T cellular coverage infrastructure will be down throughout the Medical Center from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, while the existing fiber optics lines are relocated as part of the Godchaux Hall construction project.

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