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2010-12-06 14:18:05

On November 19, Jason Martin returned to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the first time since he nearly died there during last year's H1N1 flu pandemic. The tall and burly Warren County, TN, ambulance worker "“ a 30-year-old, father of three young children "“ broke down and hugged some of the nurses he recognized. "I got sick on September 12 and didn't come out of it for the next 20 days. I am just so grateful I came through,"...

2010-10-30 12:45:46

Researchers led by Vanderbilt's Roger Cone, Ph.D., have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight.The gene is the third member of the agouti family. Two agouti genes have been identified previously in humans. One helps determine skin and hair color, and the other may play an important role in obesity and diabetes. The new gene, called agrp2, has been found exclusively in bony fish, including zebrafish, trout and...

2009-03-28 17:15:38

Marissa Coleman's 42 points Saturday led Maryland to a come-from-behind 78-74 NCAA Tournament win over Vanderbilt in an Eastern Regional semifinal at Raleigh. It was Maryland's 15th straight victory. The burly senior center also had 15 rebounds in her career performance. Her total was both a career record and the highest-ever in a regional semifinal. It helped the top-seeded Lady Terps bounce back after Vandy's dominant first half. Vanderbilt scored 12 of the game's first 14 points and led...

2008-11-26 09:22:02

SARS "“ severe acute respiratory syndrome "“ alarmed the world five years ago as the first global pandemic of the 21st century. The coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that sickened more than 8,000 people "“ and killed nearly 800 of them "“ may have originated in bats, but the actual animal source is not known. In an effort to understand how SARS-CoV may have jumped from bats to humans, a team of investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of North...

2008-06-25 12:02:53

By Richard Lee, The Stamford Advocate, Conn. Jun. 21--While the nation is reeling from a stagnant economy, business at East Norwalk-based R.T. Vanderbilt Co. is strong -- so strong- that it is planning a major expansion of its facility at 30 Winfield St. The company, which has supplied minerals and chemicals to the coatings industry since 1929, plans to increase much needed administrative space at the complex by building a two-story, 5,600-square-foot addition over a small parking...

2005-06-09 18:14:45

Women who exercise more and keep their weight under control may dramatically reduce their odds of developing breast cancer, a population-based study by a team of investigators at Meharry Medical College and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center suggests. The researchers, along with colleagues at the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China, report a strong link between "energy balance" and breast cancer risk in the June issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.