Reporter Aug 9 2013

Oxidative stress in autism

A biomarker for oxidative stress is elevated in patients with both autism spectrum disorder and gastrointestinal dysfunction, suggesting opportunities for individualized approaches to clinical care.

Noninvasive test detects stomach bug

A noninvasive test can be used to identify the presence of Helicobacter pylori and evaluate its virulence, which will be useful in areas with high rates of H. pylori-associated gastric cancer.

Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

‘Yo-yo dieting’ inflames fat tissue

Gaining and losing weight during “yo-yo dieting” may contribute to an exaggerated immune response in fat tissue that increases metabolic dysfunction more than steady weight gain alone.

Advisory council brought up to speed on E2E

The way David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, described the health care industry’s current landscape to members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council at the group’s August meeting Tuesday night was by quoting the opening line of Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” — “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Students promote interprofessional training programs

Two groups of Vanderbilt students from different disciplines of health care recently completed projects with a common goal: promoting interprofessional training for the next generation of health care professionals.

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