Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mysteriously breathless

from Wayne Wood: Vanderbilt’s news program VUCast features a story by my colleague Carole Bartoo about a mysterious illness affecting some returning troops from overseas. VUCast: Vanderbilt doctors uncover why troops are returning from the Middle East with a mysterious … Continue reading

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Perspectives

from Wayne Wood:I did a story years ago about old advertisments in medical journals. A lot of these ads were pretty funny in retrospect: pitches for cocaine, featuring a doctor’s personal testimony about how great the drug is; a fully-stocked … Continue reading

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Keep Moving

from Bill Snyder: Middle-aged women who engage in even modest levels of physical activity can reduce their risk of becoming obese, according to a study to be published next month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Researchers from Vanderbilt … Continue reading

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Wile E. Coyote, and Me

from Wayne Wood: Within sight of each other in Santa Fe, N.M., are buildings housing the works of two great American artists. One is the painter Georgia O’Keeffe, who has a museum dedicated to her work. The other is the … Continue reading

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Ethics in Science

from Bill Snyder:Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, has been appointed to a joint steering committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Chinese Association for … Continue reading

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Toward a”New Biology”

from Bill Snyder:Robert Galloway, Ph.D., professor of Biomedical Engineering, was quoted in a story in today’s Tennessean about the need for a “new biology,” one that joins science, mathematics and engineering, to solve society’s big problems in energy, environment, agriculture … Continue reading

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