A number of organizations recently started an initiative to help the almost 7 million U.S. residents with atrial fibrillation (AF) not caused by heart valve issues understand their increased risk of stroke.
Calithera Biosciences Inc. recently revealed Phase 1 study results of candidate CB-839, potential treatment for certain advanced breast cancers, based on its potential efficacy when used with the chemotherapy medication paclitaxel.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) biochemist Billy Hudson recently was named the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Investigator Prize from the International Society for Matrix Biology for his work in the field.
Insomnia is pervasive and problematic nationwide, affecting the quality of life for a large number of adults, and electronic devices may be part of the reason, according to a Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sleep specialist.
In a collaboratively funded government effort advancing treatments for the Zika virus, scientists recently announced that an exploratory version of the Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) proved safe, tolerated and effective in national study participants.
The American Heart Association recently named attorney M. Lewis Kinard as its executive vice president, general counsel and assistant corporate secretary at its Dallas headquarters, succeeding retiring officer Lynne Darrouzet.
To curtail the incidence of primary cesarean births in the U.S., Laurie DeSantis and Susan Lewis of Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health are advancing a nationwide program through a collaboration with a number of other institutions.
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) recently announced evidence supporting the potential for Shingrix, a shingles vaccine, for people age 18 and older who have undergone autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Although catatonia may appear similar to delirium during a serious illness, Dr. Jo Ellen Wilson of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)’s psychiatry and behavioral sciences department stresses the need to manage the two differently.