Reporter April 11 2014

Channel drug restores glucose balance

A new compound that activates potassium channels could be used to treat disorders of glucose homeostasis.

Anthrax bacteria’s signaling systems

Vanderbilt researchers have identified a new signaling system that anthrax bacteria uses to infect its host.

Myelin junctions key to conduction

A protein in the myelin coating on nerves helps form a “seal” that enables effective nerve conduction; loss of the protein causes inherited neuropathies.

Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D.

Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

For more than a year I have been communicating about the economic circumstances that have required a laser-like focus on cost reductions and workflow redesign throughout the Medical Center. While we still have a long way to go, we have made significant progress and can be proud of what has been accomplished.

Grant boosts Center for Integrative health

Through a $5.5 million donation from San Francisco businessman Bernard Osher, Vanderbilt’s Center for Integrative Health will join the existing group of Osher Centers for Integrative Medicine and will now be known as the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

Intervention efforts curb violent youth behaviors: study

Violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students can be reduced through the implementation of a targeted violence intervention program, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Injury and Violence Research.

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