Study tracks skin salt’s role in blood pressure control
Jun. 6, 2013—Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., and his colleagues have identified a new cast of cells and molecules that function in the skin to control sodium balance and blood pressure.
Matrix member key to insulin resistance
Jun. 6, 2013—A component of the extracellular matrix that surrounds cells plays a role in insulin resistance and may be a good therapeutic target.
Vanderbilt offers safety tips for CMA Music Festival
Jun. 6, 2013—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Music Festival this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.
Vanderbilt study indicates fatigue and loss of sleep take predictable toll on baseball players over season
Jun. 4, 2013—Strike zone judgment grows worse over the course of a Major League Baseball season in a predictable way, possibly due to the effect of grueling travel schedules, disrupted sleep patterns and fatigue, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center sleep researcher has found.
Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine physician offers spring cleaning ladder safety tips
Jun. 4, 2013—Spring cleaning sometimes takes intrepid householders to new heights. Unfortunately, ladders can be among the most hazardous of common household devices, says Corey Slovis, chair of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Experts predict “unbanked” will face challenges getting health insurance
Jun. 3, 2013—Vanderbilt health policy expert John Graves co-authored a report that shows as many as a quarter of people eligible for subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act may be shut out because they don’t have a bank account.
Chemical causes kidney failure in mosquitoes: study
May. 31, 2013—Researchers are targeting a possible new weapon in the fight against malaria, science that could also be applied in the fight against other devastating mosquito-borne illnesses, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLOS ONE.
Update of diagnostic coding system rolls on
May. 30, 2013—In health care, narrative descriptions of symptoms, diseases, injuries, complaints, disabilities and procedures are routinely transformed into numeric or alphanumeric codes, facilitating billing, clinical research and the analysis of health care cost and quality.
Study finds state-to-state variation in benign lung disease diagnosis
May. 30, 2013—A study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found that rates of benign lung disease diagnosis varied widely by state following surgery for lung cancer.
Continuity of care initiative focuses on patients exiting clinical trials
May. 30, 2013—The Vanderbilt Breast Center is piloting new measures to ensure continuity of care and timely insurance preauthorization as patients come off grant-sponsored clinical trial protocols and begin or resume standard care.
Wireless ECG invented at VU seeks ‘Jumpstart’ from business acceleration program
May. 30, 2013—A wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) invented at Vanderbilt University is the centerpiece of a startup company that has been chosen to be a part of the Jumpstart Foundry Class of 2013.
Photo: Mama Lere graduation
May. 30, 2013—The Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt recently held its 2013 Student Celebration and Graduation in Light Hall on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus.