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Reporter Sept 4 2015

How to build a basement

Sep. 9, 2015—Understanding the action of a certain enzyme will shed light on basement membrane function, and on disorders ranging from diabetic kidney disease to cancer.

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Immune cells and obesity

Sep. 8, 2015—Understanding how macrophage immune cells accumulate in fat tissue and contribute to the pathology of obesity could lead to the development of novel therapeutics for metabolic disorders.

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Vitamin C protects blood vessel lining

Sep. 4, 2015—Dietary vitamin C may maintain healthy blood vessels in patients with inflammatory diseases.

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Bad “traffic” linked to cancer

Sep. 3, 2015—Understanding how signaling molecules are transported within and out of the cell may help to uncover the causes of certain cancers.

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Study to compare benefits of bariatric surgery methods

Sep. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are participating in a national study to compare the health benefits and safety of three main methods of bariatric, or weight-loss surgery.

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Session named to lead VUMC Reproductive Endocrinology efforts

Sep. 3, 2015—Donna Session, M.D., has been named to direct Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, which treats problems related to reproductive medicine including infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, congenital uterine anomalies, fibroids and risk of genetic disorders in offspring.

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Dunworth named associate director of Advanced Practice, Anesthesia

Sep. 3, 2015—Brent Dunworth, MSN, MBA, APN, CRNA, has been named associate director of Advanced Practice, Anesthesia.

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Clayton to co-chair National Academies’ review committee

Sep. 3, 2015—Ellen Clayton, M.D., J.D., the Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Law and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the National Academies’ Report Review Committee (RRC).

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Jost set for Sept. 10 Discovery Lecture

Sep. 3, 2015—The Flexner Discovery Lecture Series kicks off this fall with a discussion of health care cost control. Timothy Jost, J.D., emeritus professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, will speak on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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New creative writing course geared for cancer community

Sep. 3, 2015—Cancer patients, family members and those who care for cancer patients often need a way to express the deep and often lasting emotions that a cancer diagnosis can bring.

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Hach shows age not always a barrier to cancer therapy

Sep. 3, 2015—Phila Hach recently celebrated her 89th birthday and she has had much to celebrate over the years.

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New program set to explore effects of music on the mind

Sep. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt University is seizing the opportunity to become a hub for music research in the heart of Music City.

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