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Author: Tom Wilemon

Brain lesions and criminal behavior linked to moral decision-making network

Dec. 18, 2017—When brain lesions occur within the brain network responsible for morality and value-based decision-making, they can predispose a person toward criminal behavior, according to new research by Ryan Darby, MD, assistant professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Study seeks to reduce opioid use for chronic pain

Nov. 30, 2017—Kristin Archer, PhD, DPT, associate professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, will serve as principal investigator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) for a clinical trial that is examining strategies for reducing opioid use among patients with chronic pain.

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Drug’s effectiveness for neurosarcoidosis studied

Nov. 16, 2017—A drug commonly prescribed for Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis is also effective for treating neurosarcoidosis, according to new research led by Vanderbilt neurologists.

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Vanderbilt joins national neurofibromatosis network

Nov. 9, 2017—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinic has joined the Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Clinic Network.

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Research links heart function to brain’s memory center

Nov. 8, 2017—Research by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) scientists suggests that older people whose hearts pump less blood have blood flow reductions in the temporal lobe regions of the brain, where Alzheimer’s pathology first begins.

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Mindfulness experts call for more scientific rigor, less hype

Oct. 11, 2017—David Vago, Ph.D., is one of the principal authors of a “Mind the Hype” article in Perspectives on Psychological Science that calls for more scientific evaluation, circumspect reporting and uniform treatment standards for mindfulness and meditation.

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Neurostimulation an option for some epilepsy patients

Sep. 28, 2017—Patients with epilepsy who suffer seizures that can’t be effectively treated with medications or established surgical interventions could benefit from responsive neurostimulation, a relatively new treatment.

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Novel knee surgery utilizes patient’s regrown cartilage cells

Sep. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Scott Arthur, M.D., recently performed the state’s first knee surgery using a newly approved implant containing a patient’s regrown cartilage cells.

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Huntington’s Disease Clinic lands Level 1 designation

Aug. 24, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Huntington’s Disease Clinic is one of only four in the nation to receive a Level 1 Center of Excellence designation.

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Employees lend a hand during Orthopaedic Outreach Day

Aug. 17, 2017—Uninsured people who needed surgeries for debilitating hand conditions got that help because a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees volunteered their services.

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Assembly outlines how Epic aligns with organizational goals

Aug. 10, 2017—Much more than a just software replacement, eStar, the Epic-based clinical software platform replacing StarPanel, will be the backbone of a new information technology ecosystem for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) that will usher in future successes and create the potential to better serve patients, said Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of VUMC and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Jennie Stuart Medical Center, VUMC launch teleICU patient care

Aug. 3, 2017—Jennie Stuart Medical Center (JSMC) has launched teleICU technology that provides its doctors and their patients real-time access to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) specialists.

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