Health and Medicine
Feb. 9, 2012—A Vanderbilt study suggests unnecessary costs associated with the practice of defensive medicine play a substantial role in the nation’s rising cost of health care.
Feb. 3, 2012—Severity of cancer could be predicted by prostate size.
Feb. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt researcher and Gabon, Africa, native is working to discover ways to kill malaria-spreading mosquitoes.
Jan. 27, 2012—Individuals who are outside the normal range of expression for the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene have an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the January issue of Gastroenterology.
Jan. 26, 2012—Investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and several other centers may be one step closer to finding out why some melanoma patients relapse after treatment with a promising new drug.
Jan. 20, 2012—The discovery of a previously unrecognized and pivotal role of enzyme ASL in nitric oxide production could potentially lead to new therapies for babies with pulmonary hypertension.