Health and Medicine
Mar. 22, 2018—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011 in the United States there were almost half a million Clostridium difficile infections, and one in 11 patients 65 or older with a healthcare-associated C. diff infection died within 30 days of diagnosis.
Mar. 22, 2018—The rates of myopia, or nearsightedness, in pediatric patients have steadily increased with little to no change in treatment, which, for decades, has had ophthalmologists and optometrists turning to corrective lenses for improved vision.
Mar. 22, 2018—A 2011 cicada swarm is leading to transinstitutional research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to develop a surgical planning tool to help restore speech for people with vocal fold paralysis.
Mar. 15, 2018—A new integrated imaging approach makes it possible to probe the molecules involved in invasive infections and can be broadly applied to any health or disease state.
Mar. 15, 2018—New research by Vanderbilt nephrologists highlights potential barriers that may prevent black Americans from being screened for kidney disease.
Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University expand partnership to develop novel treatment approaches for cancer
Mar. 14, 2018—New agreement will pursue therapies targeting MCL1 (myeloid cell leukemia 1), which is highly prevalent in many difficult-to-treat cancers.