February 5, 2013

Vanderbilt University has partnered with GE Global Research in Niskayuna, N.Y., the technology development arm of the General Electric Company, to better define, at the cellular level, how colon tumors form and develop. Read more...

Rare condition leads to new heart, second chance for girl


Michelle Browning never imagined her nursing skills would save the life of her youngest child. But without her natural instinct to begin CPR her daughter, 9-year-old Lexi, may not have survived after her heart suddenly stopped. Read more...

Innovative outpatient orders system set for wider use


A recent information systems glitch rendered Vanderbilt Outpatient Orders Management, or VOOM, temporarily unavailable for some users. Shubhada Jagasia, M.D., MMHC, medical director of the Eskind Diabetes Clinic, was among clinicians who suddenly had to return to using paper forms to order clinical labs, radiology and other diagnostic tests. Read more...

Itchy, runny nose may be an allergy - or the weather


As this winter continue to take many parts of the country on a temperature roller coaster ride--from seasonal bone-chilling cold to springlike warmth and then back again--many people find themselves reaching for pain relievers or other remedies to deal with runny noses and other symptoms associated with sinus and allergy problems. Read more...

This week's VUCast: boy wonder, TV News and Emmy night


This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast: He's been inventing gadgets to clean the air since he was a kid . Meet the "boy wonder" who just might save the environment! Plus, Magic moments in American history are housed right here at Vanderbilt--we'll take you inside this national video treasure. And the Emmy goes to... Read more...