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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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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to hold free forum on autism April 21

Apr. 16, 2012—As part of Autism Awareness Month, nationally recognized each April, The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development will host a community forum titled “What’s on the Forefront of Autism Research?” The event is Saturday, April 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 241 of the One Magnolia Circle building and...

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Targeting post-transplant diabetes

Apr. 12, 2012—Targeting diabetes that develops after a stem cell transplant may help moderate graft-vs.-host disease, an adverse effect of the procedure, and improve outcomes.

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Plant compound quells inflammation

Apr. 6, 2012—Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be an effective treatment for gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases.

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Study reveals effects of different teaching styles on learning new words

Apr. 4, 2012—A new study on novel word learning uncovered clues on reading and plasticity in the brain that could determine interventions for children who struggle with reading.

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Vanderbilt autism experts available for World Autism Day, National Autism Awareness Month

Mar. 30, 2012—Autism experts from Vanderbilt University are available for interviews on World Autism Awareness Day, designated by the United Nations as April 2.

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Mouse model for autism yields clues to a 50-year-old mystery

Mar. 20, 2012—A genetic variation that causes early disruptions in serotonin signaling in the brain may contribute to autism spectrum disorder and other enduring effects on behavior.

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Immune system’s role in prematurity complication studied

Mar. 16, 2012—Disruptions in immune system regulation may play a role in a deadly complication in premature infants.

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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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‘Acid test’ for cervical cancer

Feb. 21, 2012—An inexpensive, low-tech test for cervical cancer may be a good option for screening for the disease among HIV-infected women in developing countries.

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On the tail of RSV infection mechanism

Feb. 15, 2012—New details about the life cycle of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could aid the development of therapies to combat this leading cause of serious illness in infants and the elderly.

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