Reporter July 12 2019

A critical factor for wound healing

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center scientists have discovered a role for a tumor suppressor protein in skin wound healing.

Potassium balance and glaucoma

Vanderbilt Eye Institute researchers have discovered that an imbalance in the ionic environment of retinal ganglion cells may contribute to functional impairments in glaucoma.

New data reveals highly variable staffing at nursing homes

Researchers who analyzed payroll-based staffing data for U.S. nursing homes discovered large daily staffing fluctuations, low weekend staffing and daily staffing levels that often fall well below the expectations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), all of which can increase the risk of adverse events for residents.

Pilla named chief of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology

Michael Pilla, MD, was recently named chief of the Division of Multispeciality Adult Anesthesiology (MSA) on May 1. Pilla has worked in the Department of Anesthesiology since 2004.

Vanderbilt team shows how stomach bug can trigger cancer

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have obtained the first high-resolution image of a molecular “machine” used by the insidious stomach bug Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) to inject a cancer-causing protein into the stomach lining.

Jeffrey Stovall, MD, conducts forensic psychiatric evaluations of people seeking political asylum.

Psychiatric evaluations crucial in political asylum decisions

Tens of thousands of people arrive at the United States border each year seeking refuge from violence, torture and trafficking, but they often have nothing more than their own words to substantiate their claims for political asylum.

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