New review clears silicone gel breast implants of serious health risks; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers find no cancer link
Oct. 25, 2007—Women who receive silicone gel-filled breast implants do not have a higher risk of breast cancer or other cancers and do not experience lower survival rates after breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new report published in the November issue of Annals of Plastic Surgery. This is the first exhaustive review in almost a decade of the health effects of cosmetic breast implants.
All you need to know about coffee to be covered at Vanderbilt conference; Free tasting at event’s conclusion
Oct. 22, 2007—Coffee, an enticing beverage that is one of Latin America‘s most prized exports, will be the focus of a conference and tasting at Vanderbilt University on Friday, Oct. 26. The event will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and is free and open to the public.
Oct. 15, 2007—A Vanderbilt University student was in stable condition Monday at the university's hospital where she is being treated for bacterial meningitis.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Ulysses Durham to meet Vanderbilt LifeFlight nurses and Rutherford paramedics – Governor declares Oct. 9 ‘Vanderbilt LifeFlight Day’
Oct. 8, 2007—Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has declared Tuesday, Oct. 9, as Vanderbilt LifeFlight Day throughout the state of Tennessee, encouraging citizens to join him in observance of the life-saving program celebrating 23 years of service.
Oct. 3, 2007—U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, will meet with Vanderbilt students interested in careers in the health professions on Monday, Oct. 8, for an in-depth discussion about health care policy.
Sep. 28, 2007—This week the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust took the first steps toward the expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, approving $5.4 million in planning fees for the proposed addition.
Sep. 27, 2007—Dramatic daily variations in the cockroach's learning ability were discovered by a new study performed by Vanderbilt University biologists and published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Sep. 20, 2007—When biological molecules kiss, a new kind of biosensor can tell. A new and deceptively simple technique has been developed by chemists at Vanderbilt University that can measure the interactions between free-floating, unlabeled biological molecules including proteins, sugars, antibodies, DNA and RNA.
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital researcher to lead largest-ever collaborative study on possible link between ADHD medication and heart risk for children
Sep. 19, 2007—A researcher with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has been named the principal investigator for the largest-ever data review to examine the potential for serious cardiac side effects in children who take prescription medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Sep. 18, 2007—Vanderbilt has received a $40 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) - its largest ever government research grant - to expedite the translation of laboratory discoveries to patients in the community.
Prostate cancer patients may be eligible for less invasive therapy; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center first in state to test new ultrasound procedure
Aug. 29, 2007—Men with prostate cancer now may have access to a new, minimally invasive surgical procedure. Urologic surgeons at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will be the first in Tennessee to test the new Ablatherm procedure, which uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to destroy cancerous prostate tissue without any incision.
Aug. 24, 2007—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has been named as one of the premiere children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.