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Biomarkers may offer autism clues

Jul. 31, 2012—A combination of biomarkers may reveal new clues about causes of and potential interventions for autism.

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Concussion testing for young athletes

Jul. 30, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall.

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Long antibodies better against HIV

Jul. 19, 2012—Understanding how antibodies with long “loops” form may be important for HIV vaccine development.

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New expansion wing offers comfort to family of critically ill infant

Jul. 12, 2012—Baby Thomas Baker waited months in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a new heart. But when a new expansion wing opened, his mother April had more of the comforts of home. See more about the hospital expansion in HOPE magazine.  Postscript: One month later, Baby Baker left the hospital with a...

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Gates grant to fund mobile phone-based detection tool for newborn jaundice

Jun. 5, 2012—Chetan Patil, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to test the ability of an adapted mobile phone to diagnose jaundice in newborns in developing countries.

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Research: Kids’ activity levels depend on friends

May. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt research shows that children adjust their activity levels to match their peers'.

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Vanderbilt lands significant patient-centered research grant

May. 22, 2012—Patients and their families will have a more active role and voice in research designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care, thanks to a federal grant received by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Early stomach troubles augur anxiety

May. 2, 2012—Children with stomach troubles grow up to be anxious adolescents and young adults, according to a recent study.

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Dengue antibodies give vaccine leads

Apr. 27, 2012—New information may help speed development of a vaccine or treatment for dengue fever.

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Cost study shows timing crucial in appendectomies

Apr. 26, 2012—Removing a child’s ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges, according to a recently published study.

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Weinberg named a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion

Apr. 24, 2012—Stuart Weinberg, assistant professor of biomedical informatics and assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt, has been named a Centers for Disease Control Childhood Immunization Champion for the state of Tennessee. The selections were announced April 21 to coincide with the launch of National Infant Immunization Week. In this inaugural year of the award, 39 individuals...

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MRSA in pregnancy may be less dangerous than previously thought

Apr. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt pediatric infectious disease researchers studying antibiotic-resistant staph say fears that mothers carrying the germ may set their newborns up for infection are unfounded.

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