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2 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

New discovery may advance colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment

A Vanderbilt University-led research team has identified protein "signatures" of genetic mutations that drive colorectal cancer, the nation's second leading cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer.


6 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Vanderbilt study shows therapeutic bacteria prevent obesity in mice

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.


11 hrs ago |

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests the child's stressed-out parents could benefit from treatments designed specifically for them.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention

Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings released today in the journal Pediatrics .



Doctors Can Help Identify Child Sex Trafficking in US

Child sex trafficking crimes occur every day in the United States, and doctors can play a role in identifying victims, getting them care and ultimately preventing such crimes, researchers say.


Related Topix: Medicine, Women's Health

War Is A Crime

Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators-unlike their faculty and students -are thriving.


Related Topix: University of Chicago, Ohio State University, City University of New York, US News, Liberal Political News

Discovery Educator Network

Session Archives from the DEN Summer Institute

The DEN Summer Institute wrapped up last week. It was a great week with over 125 educators gathering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN to learn, share, and collaborate with each other.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Being Mindful of Parenting Stress

Parenting a child with autism and/or other disabilities can be rewarding yet stressful.


Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Medicine, Anxiety, Health, Nashville, TN


Personalized Approach and Computer Tablets Improve Autistic Care

Emerging research shows that the communication skills of minimally verbal children with autism can be greatly improved through personalized interventions that are combined with the use of computer tablets.


Thu Jul 17, 2014

JD Supra

Multistate ZEV Plan Looks to Increase the Use of Zero-Emission...

This entry was authored by Hodgson Russ summer associate Jonathan Jasinski. Jonathan is a student at Vanderbilt University Law School.


PhysOrg Weblog

Study finds personalized approach enhances communication skills in children with autism

The three-year study examined different approaches to improving communication abilities among children with autism spectrum disorder and minimal verbal skills.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Scientific American

The U.S. Neglects Its Best Science Students

The U.S. education policy world - the entire country, for that matter - is on a quest to increase the ranks of future innovators in science and technology.


Related Topix: University of Connecticut, Standardized Testing, Education, University of Iowa

Washington University in St. Louis

Piston named head of cell biology and physiology

David W. Piston, PhD, has been named the new head of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Cell Biology, Biology, Medicine, Diabetes, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Physics, Cornell University

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Woman ejected from vehicle in Springfield crash

Upon their arrival, emergency crews reported the victim was lying in a ditch. She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment.


Related Topix: Franklin, KY

WTVF Nashville

Traffic, Pedestrian Crossing Improvements Slated For Midtown Nashville

Metro Traffic Planners have geared up for changes in a fast growing part of town that they said has become a danger for pedestrians.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN


John Seigenthaler, Prominent Tennessee Journalist, Dies

By Kristin Hall, Associated Press John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Journalism, Tennessee Government

Teen Vogue

'Girls' and 'OITNB' Costume Designer Jenn Rogien Talks Campus Style...

Costume designer Jenn Rogien enjoyed a slight change of pace this past weekend. Instead of dressing a clique of hipster 20-something New Yorkers or an eclectic group of inmates navigating the women's prison hierarchy , the veteran costumer styled five real-life college students in the coolest back-to-school looks ever for the upcoming SorelStyle ... (more)


Related Topix: Girls, Entertainment, Television, York, SC, Anderson College, Whitman College, Arizona State University

Christian Science Monitor

Lapses at high-security CDC labs reveal culture of negligence

Revelations of safety breaches at federal biosecurity laboratories reveal gaping holes in safety protocols, a lack of independent oversight, and an apparent culture of hubris among researchers who work with dangerous biological agents, biosecurity experts say.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agriculture, Science, Rutgers University, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Leaf-Chronicle

Clarksville man pleads guilty to killing teenage brother

A Clarksville man accused of shooting his teenage brother in the head has pleaded guilty to homicide.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Clarksville, TN, Nashville, TN


Preventing Heart Disease in New York City Children and their Caregivers

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been awarded a $3.8 million grant by the American Heart Association to promote cardiovascular health among high-risk New York City children, and their parents, living in Harlem and the Bronx.


Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Northwestern University, Genetics, Medicine