February 19, 2015

Eric Scelzi was a healthy 15-year-old boy who enjoyed soccer and competitive cycling. But in three days in 2011, he went from having a headache to fighting for his life. Read more...

Study sheds light on a "guardian" protein of brain function


Mitochondria not only are the cell's main power producers, they are also the chief cooks and bottle washers. When they get out of whack, the cell can't function normally. In the brain, mitochondrial failure can set the stage for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of neurodegeneration. Read more...

VUMC scenes from the winter storm


The winter storm that swept through Middle Tennessee this week brought a little bit of everything to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the rest of the region: rain, sleet, ice, snow, high winds and bitter cold temperatures. Read more...

Stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning during cold snap


People using space heaters to get some extra warmth into their houses need to be aware of a potential "silent killer" inside their homes: carbon monoxide (CO). Read more...

Vanderbilt Summer Camp Fair rescheduled for March 13


Due to severe weather, the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center has rescheduled its annual Summer Camp Fair for Friday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Light Hall North Lobby. The fair was previously scheduled for Feb. 20. Read more...