January 30, 2014

Ron Vale, Ph.D., Lasker Award winner and co-discoverer of the molecular "motor" kinesin, will give the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. today in 208 Light Hall. Read more...

Vanderbilt Hypertension Clinic receives national comprehension designation


The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) has recognized the Vanderbilt Hypertension Clinic as an ASH Designated Comprehensive Hypertension Center. The designation highlights Vanderbilt's expertise in evaluating, diagnosing and treating high blood pressure, particularly treatment-resistant forms of the condition. Read more...

Overuse injuries among young athletes examined


The increased emphasis on success in youth sports has made overuse injuries more common. With concerns mounting as children train harder, compete more frequently and specialize in a single sport earlier, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has released a position statement that provides guidance to health providers who care for young athletes. Read more...

VICC debuts lung cancer screening program


Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched a new lung cancer screening program to provide low-dose CT scans for patients at high risk for the deadly disease. Current or former smokers ages 55 to 74 who have a history of 30 or more pack years of smoking are eligible for the scans. Read more...

Study tracks pet therapy's impact on young patients


A Vanderbilt study is investigating whether therapy dogs can have a positive effect on children undergoing chemotherapy. Read more...