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Study finds male infants at increased risk for NAS

May. 4, 2017—Male infants are more likely at birth than their female counterparts to be diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and to require treatment, according to a new Vanderbilt study published in Hospital Pediatrics.

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Clue to recurrent C. diff infection

May. 1, 2017—Children who experience recurrent C. diff infections may have fecal inflammatory markers that could predict risk and improve management of these infections.

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American Thoracic Society lauds Young’s contributions

Mar. 9, 2017—Lisa Young, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in the Divisions of Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, has been selected to receive this year's American Thoracic Society (ATS) Public Advisory Roundtable Excellence Award.

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Mutation raises heart block risk

Mar. 3, 2017—A newly identified genetic risk factor for heart block after surgery may help guide the course of postoperative care.

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Clinical investigation society lauds impact of Crowe’s research

Mar. 2, 2017—James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is the 2017 recipient of the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award given by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the nation’s oldest and most respected honor societies for physician-scientists.

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Callahan to lead Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Mar. 2, 2017—S. Todd Callahan, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Health.

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Crowe’s pediatric immune response research lauded

Feb. 23, 2017—James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Samuel Rosenthal Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics.

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A target to heal tiny lungs

Feb. 23, 2017—The protein beta-catenin may be a good target for therapies to treat lung disease that is a common complication of preterm birth.

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Risk of death in sickle cell disease

Feb. 22, 2017—Two factors commonly used to evaluate patients with sickle cell disease are associated with each other and can predict increased mortality, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Team’s study uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine

Feb. 16, 2017—New research from Vanderbilt University eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu.

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Neurologist Dalmau set for next Discovery Lecture

Feb. 16, 2017—Josep Dalmau, M.D., Ph.D., renowned for his studies of immune disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 23.

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Saliva test for obesity risk

Jan. 24, 2017—“Epigenetic signatures” in DNA may present an opportunity for prevention of or early intervention in childhood obesity.

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