Reporter Jan 24 2020
Imaging nerve regeneration
Jan. 28, 2020—Diffusion MRI may provide a noninvasive approach to assess nerve regeneration and distinguish successful from unsuccessful repairs earlier.
A new contributor to atherosclerosis
Jan. 27, 2020—Sean Davies and colleagues are exploring lipid aldehydes produced during oxidative stress and their contribution to HDL dysfunction and atherosclerosis.
Insights on diabetic retinopathy
Jan. 23, 2020—A drug that targets multiple pathogenic steps in diabetic retinopathy may be an ideal therapeutic strategy for the disease, Vanderbilt researchers report.
HDL-cholesterol and breast cancer risk
Jan. 23, 2020—Genetic analyses suggest that high circulating HDL-cholesterol levels may increase breast cancer risk — a surprising finding since increased HDL-cholesterol is thought to be healthy.
Study examines prostate cancer treatment decisions
Jan. 23, 2020—A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order to clarify expectations and enable men to make informed choices about care.
Pope named director of Division of Pediatric Urology
Jan. 23, 2020—John Pope IV, MD, professor of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Urology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Transplant helped tour manager stay on the road
Jan. 23, 2020—Robin Majors, who is getting ready for his 15th gig as country music star Kenny Chesney’s assistant tour manager, has a very personal reason to celebrate the Vanderbilt Transplant Center’s 30th anniversary.
VIGH’s Trevathan appointed to NINDS Advisory Council
Jan. 23, 2020—Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, has been appointed to the Advisory Council for the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health.
Portable VAD gives patient a bridge to heart transplant
Jan. 23, 2020—For nearly a month, 15-year-old Trinity Scott sported a black canvas messenger bag filled with favorite books, lip gloss or school supplies. Her bag even had a name, “Alice.” But far from any ordinary bag, what was inside was literally keeping her alive.
Antibody isolated at VUMC found to halt dengue virus
Jan. 23, 2020—Using part of an antibody isolated at Vanderbilt that “broadly neutralizes” the human dengue virus, biologists at the University of California San Diego and colleagues have disarmed the mosquito that transmits the disabling and potentially deadly tropical infection.
Children’s Hospital, Allstate team to enhance teen driver safety
Jan. 23, 2020—The Allstate Foundation along with the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are working to increase awareness among young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving through the “Be in the Zone — Turn Off Your Phone” campaign.
MLK lecture celebrates diversity, inclusion, equity
Jan. 22, 2020—The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture was held on Monday and for the third year commenced with the United Voices of Vanderbilt choir’s stirring medley of inspirational songs.