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Lotions and potions that promise to remove wrinkles and other effects of aging crowd cosmetics aisle shelves, but do these treatments really work?

Mar. 2, 2006—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have identified new molecular indicators √≥ or "biomarkers" √≥ of aging in the skin that could be used to evaluate anti-aging therapies. Their findings are reported in this month's Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Expert in autism diagnosis to speak as part of Vanderbilt Brain Awareness Month

Feb. 27, 2006—Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with both genetic and environmental risk factors that affects the lives of thousands of children and adults and their families. Catherine Lord, Ph.D., professor of psychology and psychiatry and director of the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center, will be giving a lecture on autism and the importance of early diagnosis as part of Vanderbilt University's Brain Awareness Month.

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Student Spurs Statewide Move Toward Protocol for Meth Children, Beginning at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

Feb. 24, 2006—A Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student has documented a lack of consensus among Tennessee doctors about how to treat children who may have been exposed to the illicit drug methamphetamine and its harmful manufacturing process.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Researcher Studies Effects of Cancer Treatment among Children of Survivors

Feb. 16, 2006—Can the high doses of chemotherapy and radiation that young cancer patients receive cause inherited health problems for their children?

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Study shows media coverage on flu influences parents to vaccinate their children

Feb. 9, 2006—Media coverage about influenza and the importance of flu shots influenced parents to vaccinate their children against the influenza virus, according to a study done by researchers and information officers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt Study Validates Important Role of News Media on Public Health

Feb. 9, 2006—Media coverage about influenza and the importance of flu shots influenced parents to vaccinate their children against the influenza virus, according to a study done by researchers and information officers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center nationally designated as primary stroke center

Feb. 8, 2006—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received national designation as a primary stroke center, only the second such certification awarded in the state.

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Vanderbilt University students to dance the night away for a good cause; 14-hour event to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Feb. 7, 2006—With final exams over until the spring, Vanderbilt University students will pull an all-nighter of a different sort on Friday, Feb. 17, when they hit the dance floor from 7 p.m. until 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

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Vanderbilt enrolling heart failure patients in new pacing device study

Jan. 30, 2006—Vanderbilt is one of 40 centers nationwide to enroll patients in a study to determine the efficacy and safety of a new pacing device for heart failure patients. This is the first time the device, called the Optimizer III, will be implanted in humans.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center opens mentoring program for patients considering clinical trials

Jan. 27, 2006—Thanks to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's new Clinical Trials Mentor Program, patients considering enrolling in a clinical trial can now ask questions and get first-hand accounts from patient advocates who have already gone through the process.

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Vanderbilt air ambulance experts available to talk about air ambulance safety standards

Jan. 25, 2006—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which has a 21-year accident free operation, is the first dedicated air medical operation in the U.S. to deploy the American Eurocopter EC 145 equipped with the latest in state of the art avionics specially designed to operate in the nighttime and inclimate weather environment. VUMC, which operates four helicopters and one fixed wing and is the largest IFR program in Tennessee, has air ambulance experts available to speak about air ambulance safety standards.

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Researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to conduct Phase II studies for the National Cancer Institute

Jan. 25, 2006—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has been chosen by the National Cancer Institute to join an elite group of researchers asked to test the most cutting-edge cancer treatments in Phase II clinical trials in both solid tumor and hematologic malignancies.

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Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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