Health and Medicine
Mar. 29, 2012—Zachary Warren, director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Vanderbilt University, says effective early identification and treatment of autism is a public health emergency.
Mar. 28, 2012—According to a Vanderbilt-led study published in Journal of the American Medical Association, hearing loss is now affecting 20 percent of U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 19, which is a 5 percent increase over the past 15 years.
Mar. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have won two of the five global innovation grants awarded by the “GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge.”
Mar. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart recently used a newly approved medical device to open narrowed coronary arteries, even in heart disease patients who also have diabetes.
Mar. 23, 2012—A new study offers clues on why melanoma patients who are treated with oral drugs inhibiting the BRAF gene are at increased risk for developing secondary skin cancers.
Mar. 20, 2012—A genetic variation that causes early disruptions in serotonin signaling in the brain may contribute to autism spectrum disorder and other enduring effects on behavior.
Mar. 16, 2012—Disruptions in immune system regulation may play a role in a deadly complication in premature infants.