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Receptor ‘ties’ together blood flow, atherosclerosis

Jun. 22, 2011—A discovery about the causes of atherosclerosis, a cause of heart attacks and strokes, may lead to new treatments.

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Grant aids pediatric pneumonia study in Peru

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.

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Help in a Pinch

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.

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Bacterial protein found in yogurt may alleviate inflammatory bowel disorders

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.

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Cells open doors for reovirus

May. 13, 2011—The cellular factor Src helps reoviruses enter cells.

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Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card finds much work to be done

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.

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Neblett to end 27 years of pediatric surgery leadership

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.  

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Stents relieve post-infection problem

May. 5, 2011—Placing stents in blood vessels can provide long-term relief from rare complications of a fungal lung infection.

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Fishing for a new model of tuberous sclerosis complex

Apr. 27, 2011—A zebrafish model of the genetic disease tuberous sclerosis complex will speed new discoveries.

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Dialing down the mercury

Apr. 14, 2011—Antioxidant compounds may counteract the neurotoxic effects of methylmercury, new research suggests.

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Researchers discuss ethical considerations of ‘curing’ disabilities

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.

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Vaccines do not harm children with metabolism disorders

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.

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