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Neonatology

Tool predicts risk for developmental delays in early childhood

Oct. 28, 2013—A non-invasive measure of electrical brain activity in preterm infants predicts cognitive and communication functioning during early childhood, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Pregnancy promoter and protector

Aug. 23, 2013—Alkaline phosphatase enzymes appear to play roles in promoting pregnancy and in protecting the uterus from bacterial infection.

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Switch to cooling blanket spurs new infant brain research

Feb. 24, 2012—Using a cooling blanket with newborns who have suffered from oxygen deprivation allows researchers to study what is happening in the brain and what brain cooling therapy can achieve.

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Studies shed new light on how nitric oxide is produced

Jan. 20, 2012—The discovery of a previously unrecognized and pivotal role of enzyme ASL in nitric oxide production could potentially lead to new therapies for babies with pulmonary hypertension.

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Kudos

Jun. 2, 2011—Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni's latest awards, appointments and achievements

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‘U.S. News’ ranks Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt among nation’s best

May. 17, 2011—Once again the Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was recognized by the "U.S. News and World Report' children's hospital rankings.

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A legacy of lifesaving

Apr. 5, 2011—Cheryl Major, R.N., may have saved more babies than anyone in the state of Tennessee. Some of them she has saved in person as a neonatal nurse. Many more she has saved by providing lifesaving skills to others who care for fragile newborns. If you spend any time at all at the Monroe Carell Jr....

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