Oct. 10, 2019—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.
Oct. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) Advisory Board recently hosted a community celebration dinner to commemorate the successful transition of the local hospital to Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.
Oct. 3, 2019—Rapid blood culture diagnostics for patients with bacterial bloodstream infections delivered final results in 12 hours versus the two to three days required for conventional testing.
Oct. 3, 2019—The HEAlth Data Science (HEADS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is undergoing a reorganization to further refine the center’s mission, and Christopher Lindsell, PhD, has been named a new co-director.
Oct. 2, 2019—The return of the Children’s Hospital helipad, painted with the hospital’s trademark paper dolls, will shorten the transport time for patients by several minutes — essentially eliminating the need to shuttle patients along a 400-yard connector to reach the freestanding, pediatric hospital.
Oct. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have identified 13 previously unknown drug compounds that cause false positive screenings for amphetamines, buprenorphine (an opioid), cannabinoids and methadone.
Sep. 25, 2019—A group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study on the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the Vanderbilt community to help.
Sep. 25, 2019—Providing access to a culturally appropriate community health worker during breast cancer screenings may impact elements of patient care and satisfaction among Hispanic/Latina women, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report in American Journal of Roentgenology.
Sep. 25, 2019—Patients who face financial barriers to accessing their medications are provided financial support thanks to a medication assistance program offered through Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Pharmaceutical Services.
Sep. 25, 2019—Violence is perhaps the greatest public health challenge facing American society today, former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, said during a lecture at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine last week.
Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers hope to identify factors that may make humans more susceptible to toxicant exposure — specifically the presence of pre-existing inflammatory disease.