Health and Medicine
Oct. 18, 2011—Each year millions of Americans return to the hospital within 30 days of their previous discharge. Although many readmissions could be preventable, most statistical models for predicting them "perform poorly," according to researchers at Vanderbilt and the Oregon Health and Science University and their affiliated VA medical centers.
Oct. 7, 2011—A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression.
Sep. 30, 2011—Drug-like molecules described by Vanderbilt researchers could lead to Parkinson's treatments with fewer side effects.
Sep. 28, 2011—A report released by the Institute of Medicine confirms the safety of eight vaccines studied by a committee of experts. Evidence showed no links between immunization and serious conditions that have raised concerns, including Type 1 diabetes and autism.
Sep. 28, 2011—Should scientists inform participants in genomic studies about their risk for diseases or conditions discovered during the studies, and if so, when and how? A Vanderbilt professor is part of a team working to answer these questions.
Sep. 27, 2011—A state-of-the-art interactive exhibit on the brain and brain research has opened at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.