Feb. 18, 2014—The mechanical forces generated by the rhythmic expansion and contraction of cardiac muscle cells play an active role in the initial stage of heart valve formation.
Feb. 17, 2014—Premature babies who receive an interventional therapy combining their mother’s voice and a pacifier-activated music player learn to eat more efficiently and have their feeding tubes removed sooner than other preemies, according to a Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt study published today in Pediatrics. The randomized clinical trial performed in the Neonatal Intensive...
Jan. 9, 2014—More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Sep. 12, 2013—A coronavirus protein is required for replication of the viral genome and may be a good treatment target for SARS and other diseases caused by coronaviruses.
Sep. 5, 2013— Suanne Daves, M.D., has been named vice chair for Pediatric Anesthesiology, a key leadership role for both the Department of Anesthesiology and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Daves joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an associate professor in December 2008. She was then appointed chief of the Pediatric Cardiac Division in...
Mar. 27, 2013—Too much sugar can pose serious risks to children’s dental and behavioral health—risks that can be minimized by some careful thought and planning, Vanderbilt experts say.
Mar. 4, 2013—An important predictor of the severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants may be what their mothers ate during pregnancy.
Feb. 12, 2013—See how community members– and Beyoncé– are helping to kick off a large, NIH funded, community-based study bent on the prevention of childhood obesity. Now excitement is building as Vanderbilt researchers work to recruit 600 families with pre-school aged children to participate in Grow Right Onto Wellness (GROW). For more information on GROW, click here
Feb. 5, 2013—A pediatric nursing job fair is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the second-floor lobby at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Highlights include: Onsite interviews; Onsite job offers; Tours of pediatric specialty areas throughout the day; Free parking in South Garage (see map). During the fair, Vanderbilt...
Feb. 1, 2013—An unexpected group of cells generates the coronary arteries and may be useful for regeneration therapies following injury to the heart.
Jan. 21, 2013—The extraordinary academic achievements of nine Vanderbilt University endowed chair holders were recognized during a Jan. 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center.
Jan. 21, 2013—HDL cholesterol is impaired in patients with chronic kidney disease – and may increase their cardiovascular disease risk.