Jun. 22, 2011—A discovery about the causes of atherosclerosis, a cause of heart attacks and strokes, may lead to new treatments.
Jun. 8, 2011—Carlos Grijalva, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine, will go to the rural areas of the Peruvian Andes through a $500,000 grant from the Thrasher Foundation to examine pneumonia in children in the hopes of describing the association between common respiratory viral infections and bacterial infection.
Jun. 2, 2011—What do you do when you have a sick child but can’t miss work? An elderly parent who needs care but you just can’t be there? Parents in a Pinch, Vanderbilt’s new backup care benefit, provides trusted help when harried employees need it most.
May. 23, 2011—A protein isolated from beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and dairy products could offer a new, oral therapeutic option for inflammatory bowel disorders.
May. 13, 2011—The cellular factor Src helps reoviruses enter cells.
May. 10, 2011—A new report on women's health in Tennessee finds continuing areas of concern and a need for programs that support lifestyle changes to prevent long-term health consequences.
May. 6, 2011—After nearly three decades of exemplary service, Wallace W. “Skip” Neblett III, is leaving his role as Pediatric Surgery chairman at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
May. 5, 2011—Placing stents in blood vessels can provide long-term relief from rare complications of a fungal lung infection.
Apr. 27, 2011—A zebrafish model of the genetic disease tuberous sclerosis complex will speed new discoveries.
Apr. 14, 2011—Antioxidant compounds may counteract the neurotoxic effects of methylmercury, new research suggests.
Apr. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, Peabody College and the Divinity School joined with parent advocates for a panel discussion on the ethical considerations of "curing" disabilities.
Apr. 12, 2011—A new study finds no link between childhood vaccinations and a type of metabolism disorder. The study is the latest to provide evidence of vaccination safety.