July 17, 2014

After little change since its construction in 1977, one of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's most familiar landmarks, the plaza behind Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), is undergoing restoration. The VUH plaza is a major outdoor thoroughfare for tens of thousands of pedestrians each day, with its surface and existing architecture, including its planters, encompassing approximately 58,000 square feet of space. Read more...

Study examines therapeutic bacteria's ability to prevent obesity


A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. Read more...

Developmental class for babies creates good vibes


Lisa Gracey shares a puppet of an orange bear with 11-month-old son Duke, singing "Old MacDonald had a farm," encouraging him to be engaged in his music therapy class. He grabs at the soft material and bounces in excitement. Born premature at 29 weeks and weighing 2 pounds, 13 ounces, Gracey has worked with the help of Vanderbilt's Neonatal Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic to ensure Duke is on the right path to grow and reach milestones. Read more...

Sports medicine provided free to 28 area schools


For more than 20 years, Vanderbilt Sports Medicine has built a relationship with Metro Nashville Public Schools to ensure excellent care is provided to local athletes. Vanderbilt is now the official sports medicine provider to all 15 Metro high schools. Read more...