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autism spectrum disorder

Vanderbilt Study Affirms Effectiveness, Promise of Telemedicine for Autism Evaluations

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be accurately diagnosed in young children via remote, telemedicine...
scleroderma

Team Finds Stem Cell Transplant Improves Scleroderma Survival

Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s own immune system attacks the skin and connective tissue causing it to harden, is a progressive...
cancer

VUMC Researchers Find a Way to ‘Starve’ Cancer

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its...
brain lesions

Brain Lesions and Criminal Behavior Linked to Moral Decision-Making Network

When brain lesions occur within the brain network responsible for morality and value-based decision-making, they can predispose a person toward criminal behavior, according to...
diabetes

Telemedicine Simplifies Gestational Diabetes Treatment

When 32-year-old Dana Shaw was diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during her pregnancy with her first child, she was happy to learn she...
antibiotic

Protocol Reduces Antibiotic Use Prior to Cytoscopy

A study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) by Justin Gregg, MD, and colleagues demonstrates how a clinical protocol can help reduce unnecessary use...
catatonia

Study Seeks to Aid Diagnosis, Management of Catatonia

Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with...
chronic pain

Study Seeks to Reduce Opioid Use for Chronic Pain

Kristin Archer, PhD, DPT, associate professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, will serve as principal investigator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)...
Alzheimer’s

Research Links Heart Function to Brain’s Memory Center

Research by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) scientists suggests that older people whose hearts pump less blood have blood flow reductions...
biopsies

Team to Develop Steerable Robotic Needle for Biopsies

Collaboration between a mechanical engineer at Vanderbilt University and a pulmonologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has resulted in a National Institutes of...
HIV Infection

Major International Study Testing Therapy to Prevent Spread of HIV

Nine more volunteers are needed to complete a study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) that could lead to a way to prevent the...
HIV infection

Combination Therapy Prep Offers Effective Way to Prevent HIV infection

Rates of new HIV infections in the United States are declining — except among men who have sex with men. Rates are particularly high...
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End-Stage Kidney Disease Study Seeks to Delay Dialysis

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is studying the safety of a possible treatment for diabetic kidney disease that would delay or prevent the need...
Keratoconus

Novel Procedure Eases Vision Loss from Keratoconus

Uyen Tran, M.D., has performed hundreds of corneal transplants for her patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Corneal transplants are often the result of...
Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease Clinic Lands Level 1 Designation

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Huntington’s Disease Clinic is one of only four in the nation to receive a Level 1 Center of...
immune system

Study Uses Child’s Own Immune System Against Type One Diabetes

Eighteen-year-old Grace Long had just been accepted at the renowned United States Naval Academy, with plans to become a nuclear engineering officer. Then, she...
Diabetes

VUMC Team’s Discovery Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

High circulating glucose, the hallmark of diabetes, is linked to the disease’s most serious complications including heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and amputation. Diabetes...
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New Screening Model Quickly Spots Acute Kidney Injury

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have developed a screening tool intended to more quickly identify patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). This model,...
spider bites

Children at Risk for Complications from Brown Recluse Spider Bites: Study

Medical complications of brown recluse spider bites are uncommon but they can be severe, particularly in children, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)...
Gastroesophageal Reflux

Trial to Test Implantable Device to Ease Gastroesophageal Reflux

For more than a dozen years Buz Harrison, a Nashville-based media producer, has been plagued by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The frequent leakage of stomach...