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Reporter March 1 2013

New fluorescing agent shines light on bladder cancer cells

Feb. 28, 2013—Two urologic surgeons at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are among a leading group of cancer physicians using an innovative new imaging agent and blue light system to “light up” cancerous cells inside the bladder.

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Fellowship hones minimally invasive brain surgery skills

Feb. 28, 2013—After six months in Australia studying under an international expert in endoscopic neurosurgery, Lola Chambless, M.D., has brought those minimally invasive brain tumor surgery techniques back to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Discovery Lecture explores brain’s sensitivity to insulin

Feb. 28, 2013—Diabetes has a big impact on the brain.

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Starting up protein synthesis, in yeast

Feb. 28, 2013—Researchers have found an unusual interaction between a factor that “turns on” protein synthesis and one that produces fatty acids.

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My Health at Vanderbilt to unveil simpler look

Feb. 25, 2013—A redesign of My Health at Vanderbilt will give users an improved experience that is consistent with other Vanderbilt University Medical Center websites.

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