Reporter Aug 15 2014

Enzyme holds the door for influenza

Compounds developed at Vanderbilt University may offer a new way to block influenza infection.

Keeping an eye on blast trauma

Understanding the cellular and molecular responses of the eye to blast injury could guide new treatment development.

Weight regain after gastric bypass

Early weight regain after gastric bypass surgery does not reverse metabolic improvements, and the “hunger hormone” ghrelin might indicate who is susceptible to weight regain.

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

Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

The rapid change in the economics of health care delivery has challenged us all — financially, operationally and culturally. But through it all, our organization of 20,000 people is not just reacting. We are also learning.

DeBaun’s sickle cell disease research honored

Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., MPH, has been recognized by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) for his significant contributions and research advances in the area of sickle cell disease.

colorful x-ray of brain

Team takes 4-D look at brain receptor’s role

Reporting last week in the journal Cell, researchers from Oregon Health and Science University, Harvard Medical School and Vanderbilt University describe the first “four-dimensional” picture of a brain receptor that plays a key role in learning and memory.

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