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Novel gene linked to familial atrial fibrillation

Dec. 13, 2012—A rare genetic variant that occurs more commonly in families of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may be a key to better understanding this common and potentially life threatening condition, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.

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Chancellor Zeppos: Irresponsible cuts to research will curtail innovation

Dec. 6, 2012—"Our scientists and engineers are making discoveries today that will lead to unimaginable technological breakthroughs tomorrow in medicine, energy and technology. Without long-term sustained federal investments in science and engineering research, these discoveries simply will not be made," write Chancellor Zeppos and University of Tennessee president Joseph Di Pietro in The Tennessean.

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Vice Chancellor Balser: ‘Cliff’ looming for biomedical research

Dec. 6, 2012—"Beyond the damaging effects on the health of our people, disrupting the nation’s biomedical science infrastructure puts our economic future at risk," writes Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser in The Tennessean.

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Study tracks antioxidants’ role in prostate tumor growth

Nov. 15, 2012—Antioxidants promote cell growth in a mouse model of prostate cancer, Vanderbilt researchers report in the journal PLoS ONE. The findings provide insight into the recent controversy regarding antioxidants and prostate cancer prevention.

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VU scientists cheer Nobel Prize for stem cell research

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University scientists are cheering this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for recognizing the discovery that mature cells can be “reprogrammed” into other cell types — a finding which they said has electrified their work.

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Study ties early menopause to heart attack, stroke

Sep. 27, 2012—Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Grants help propel glaucoma, macular degeneration research

Sep. 27, 2012—Three Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been awarded grants from the American Health Assistance Foundation to support their research on glaucoma and macular degeneration — the two leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world.

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Biostatistics Clinics help investigators hone studies

Sep. 27, 2012—Amory Cox, a Pharmacy Practice resident, is making her second visit to the Biostatistics Clinic, a free, 75- minute research help session offered daily by the Department of Biostatistics.

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VUCast: Home Run for Health

Sep. 19, 2012—This week on VUCast: They won our hearts. Now, learn how one champion is winning his fight with diabetes. Some Vanderbilt classes are soon coming to a computer near you. And, Popeye was right. Researchers give new meaning to the term spinach power.

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Nominations sought for 2012 Research Staff Awards

Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accepting nominations for the 2012 Research Staff Awards.

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A message from Chancellor Zeppos on the state of the university

Aug. 29, 2012—Dear Vanderbilt community, The beginning of a new academic year provides a university community with the opportunity to both reflect on the previous year and look forward, focusing intently on the future. We do so with a great sense of optimism and enthusiasm. While there will certainly be challenges on the horizon, our hard work...

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Vanderbilt’s CTSA lands $46 million renewal

Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s largest single government research grant, its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), has been renewed for another five years for $46 million.

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