Reporter Oct 11 2019

MEGAMicrobe event for children set for Saturday, Oct.19

Explore the “great big world of tiny creatures” — microbes — during a free hands-on event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Granbery Elementary School gymnasium at 5501 Hill Road in Brentwood.

Study examines pain processing in co-occurring cancer, Alzheimer’s disease

A new multisite study will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer’s disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.

Project seeks to enhance opioid care for infants

The number of opioid-exposed infants who were connected, along with their families, to outside resources upon discharge from the hospital surged in a recent six-month pilot.

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VIGH study seeks to expand epilepsy care efforts in Africa

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), will conduct a clinical trial in three cities in northern Nigeria to determine the efficacy of shifting childhood epilepsy care to epilepsy-trained community health extension workers.

Adams named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Susie Adams, PhD, has been named 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Nobel laureate Thomas Südhof, MD, discusses his synapse research at last week’s Discovery Lecture.

Nobel laureate Südhof reviews his landmark signaling research

The human brain consists of perhaps as many as 1,000 trillion synapses, which transmit signals from one nerve cell to another with amazing speed, precision and plasticity.

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