Reporter March 6 2020
Loss of ‘Jedi’ alters neuron activity
Mar. 10, 2020—This is not the Jedi you're thinking of. This Jedi is a receptor that helps clear away dead neurons during development, and its loss changes the activity of dorsal root ganglia neurons, which could have implications for treating chronic pain.
Meat intake and colorectal polyps
Mar. 9, 2020—Red and processed meat intakes are strongly associated with increased risk of sessile serrated polyps, which are not as well studied as conventional adenomas.
Clues to lung injury in preterm babies
Mar. 5, 2020—Jennifer Sucre and colleagues have discovered a factor that contributes to the pathological changes of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, the most common complication of preterm birth.
One-two punch for cancer
Mar. 5, 2020—A drug combination effectively killed aggressive blood cancers in cell and animal models; now it’s being tested in patients.
Biomarker in saliva predicts childhood obesity risk: study
Mar. 5, 2020—A molecular marker in saliva is associated with the emergence of childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children.
Study shows heart failure mortality higher in low-income areas
Mar. 5, 2020—Patients discharged from the hospital with acute heart failure have higher one-year mortality rates in regions with low income or greater income inequality, according to a new global study whose authors include Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt.
Hockey Fights Cancer
Mar. 5, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patient Maylee Wilshire served as Mayor of Smashville at the recent Nashville Predators Hockey Fights Cancer Night.
Preparations for StrategyShare2020 well underway
Mar. 5, 2020—With StrategyShare2020 just a few months away, individuals representing all facets of the Medical Center community sifted through nearly 80 proposals last week as they began assembling the event’s program.
Das lands support for neuroendocrine tumor research
Mar. 5, 2020—Satya Das, MD, has been awarded a $300,000 grant for a two-year period by the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation.
Music in the ICU
Mar. 5, 2020—Blair School of Music junior Javin Bose, left, recently played cello for visitor Angela Pursley and her mother, ICU patient Linda Saddler. The live performance was part of the Therapeutic Music in the ICU pilot project, which studies the effect of live music on ICU patients, staff and families.
Big Machine Neighborhood debuts in new NICU space
Mar. 5, 2020—Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), a longtime supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently celebrated the opening of the Big Machine Neighborhood, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) wing on the new 11th floor of the hospital.
New Children’s Hospital space expands NICU care
Mar. 4, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will house one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in the country with this week’s opening of its newest inpatient space on the 11th floor.