April 11, 2013

The potential for damaging winds and heavy rain remains in the Nashville area until about 2 p.m. today as a strong cold front moves through Middle Tennessee. The highest threat now lies across the eastern two-thirds of Middle Tennessee. Read more...

Vanderbilt experts offer tips for minimizing storm stress


Spring storm season is approaching. Each year, the season brings fear and anxiety to many residents of the Southeast, including Middle Tennessee. Last year, 37 tornadoes ripped through the state of Tennessee, 258 storms produced damaging hail, and 565 thunderstorms left significant wind damage in their wake, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read more...

National Tubersol shortage drives hiatus in routine employee TB testing


Due to an unprecedented national shortage of the tuberculosis (TB) skin testing solution, Tubersol, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will temporarily pause routine skin testing of health care workers effective Wednesday, April 10. Read more...

From "Momentum" magazine: Cancer and the Family Tree


Brown eyes, red hair, a set of dimples -- these hereditary features are genetic signposts, marking a child as a descendant of a specific family line. But other inherited traits are less benign. More than 4,000 diseases, including cancer, are linked to altered genes inherited from one or both parents. Read more...

This week's VUCast: See a Vanderbilt student's "bright" idea; plus research on why students might want to double down on majors


See a Vanderbilt student's bright art idea. Hear why more students should double down on their majors. Watch how a special cartoon comforts sick children at Children's Hospital. All this and more in this week's VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Read more...