Latest University of Vermont Stories

2014-06-19 23:08:05

Fletcher Allen Health Care - Vermont's academic medical center - and the four-hospital network it anchors in Vermont and New York have changed their names to reflect their deep connections to the University of Vermont. The change is being made to clarify that people throughout our region have access to a high-quality health network aligned with one of the top ten academic medical centers in the country. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Fletcher Allen Partners and The University...

2014-05-08 23:10:35

Dr. Lewis First of Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont has received the top leadership award in the field of Pediatrics from the Federation of Pediatric Organizations. Dr. First edits the most influential journal in Pediatrics, chairs the National Board of Medical Examiners and is widely respected for his impact on medical education. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Lewis R. First, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P., chief of pediatrics at...

2014-04-22 23:09:29

Fletcher Allen's NICU marks three years with zero infections from central line catheters. Low rates of these infections throughout Fletcher Allen's ICUs are a key reason it ranked in the top ten of academic medical centers in a respected 2013 national study, and earned the #1 spot in providing safe patient care. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Fletcher Allen Health Care recently passed the milestone of going three years with zero bloodstream infections (BSI) associated with...

Ancient Landscape Found Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet
2014-04-18 11:47:38

[ Watch The Video: Ancient Soil Found Under Greenland Ice Sheet ] By Joshua E. Brown, University of Vermont Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything—vegetation, soil, and even the top layer of bedrock. So scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice. "We found organic soil that has been frozen to the bottom of the...

2014-03-17 23:21:20

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2013-12-05 23:58:25

New research by University of Vermont Associate Professor of Medicine Jeffrey Spees, Ph.D., and colleagues has identified a new tool that could help facilitate future stem cell therapy for the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year. The study appeared online in Stem Cells Express. Stem cells, which can come from embryos, fetal tissue and adult tissues, have the potential to develop into a variety of cell types in the body, such as muscle cells, brain cells and red...

New research Shows 'Perfect Twin Boundaries' Are Not So Perfect
2013-05-20 10:55:02

University of Vermont One of the basic principles of nanotechnology is that when you make things extremely small–one nanometer is about five atoms wide, 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair–they are going to become more perfect. "Perfect in the sense that their arrangement of atoms in the real world will become more like an idealized model," says University of Vermont engineer Frederic Sansoz, "with smaller crystals–in for example, gold or...

2013-03-05 10:56:48

Studied for decades for their essential role in making proteins within cells, several amino acids known as tRNA synthetases were recently found to have an unexpected — and critical — additional role in cancer metastasis in a study conducted collaboratively in the labs of Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., University of Vermont professor of pharmacology, and Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D., UVM professor of biochemistry. The group determined that threonyl tRNA synthetase (TARS) leads a "double...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.