Reporter Nov 2 2012

Kidney woes during heart failure

Levels of the protein NGAL may be a good predictor of worsening kidney function in patients with acute heart failure.

Bacterial signals in sarcoidosis

Study adds evidence for infectious agents’ role in sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can lead to respiratory failure and death.

Toxin provides endometriosis clues

Environmental toxins may contribute to endometriosis-related infertility by disrupting endometrial response to progesterone.

Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Even though I’ve spent the majority of my career at Vanderbilt, I still look up when I hear the sound of LifeFlight approaching. And I still notice when injured patients are chronicled in newscasts nearly every night with the steady refrain “taken to Vanderbilt.”

Genomic research gains ad-“vantage” with new resources

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has stepped up its support of research aimed at cracking the mysteries of the genome, the master DNA code.

Photo: Rascal Flatts

Country music group Rascal Flatts hosted a special Halloween performance for patients and their families at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt this week.

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