Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.
Aug. 24, 2012—A tool developed for one institution’s electronic health records can work at other institutions, potentially facilitating the use of these records in research studies.
Aug. 23, 2012—A rare, inherited mutation confers an eightfold increased risk of prostate cancer, a recent study shows.
Aug. 16, 2012—Socioeconomic factors, African ancestry linked to risk for cancer-causing infection.
Aug. 10, 2012—Females may be at higher risk of potentially fatal heart condition due to gender differences in a protein involved in the heart’s electrical activity.
Aug. 2, 2012—Anti-retroviral therapy can prevent tuberculosis, even in people with early HIV disease.
Jul. 24, 2012—Creating a device out of human cells that simulates brain chemistry is the goal of a $6.4 million grant which is part of major new federal initiative to develop a series of “organs on a chip” designed to improve the drug development process.
Jul. 18, 2012—Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered.
Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s student-run Shade Tree Clinic has served uninsured patients well over the last six years. Now, thanks to community partners including United Neighborhood Health Care, they have a beautiful new facility. New research underway at the clinic is important for the future of health care, especially in underserved populations, but...
Jul. 12, 2012—A genetic variant may help keep an individual’s “good” cholesterol in check.
Jun. 28, 2012—Low oxygen – and the activation of factors that respond to this situation – may be protective in chronic kidney disease.
Jun. 27, 2012—Research reveals clues to HIV risk in Chinese men who have sex with other men.