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Overweight People Eat Fewer Pretzels…in Single-Serve Packs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 1:50pm

Single-serve packages may help overweight people cut food consumption, says a researcher who claims limited research has been done on its relation to pack size.

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A Study That Can Help in the Long Run

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 1:39pm

A lot of running shoes have been sold on the strength of research showing that exercise enhances health. Would the running industry help pay for that?

The question arises because federal funding has been pulled from a rich—arguably the richest—source of scientific research on the health benefits of running and walking. Barring an industry bailout, that could mark the end of the National Runners’ and Walkers’ Health Study, which has produced 65 peer-reviewed articles over 20 years... read more

American Physiological Society Appointee Has UMMC Ties

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 1:37pm

The next shift in leadership at the American Physiological Society will see another University of Mississippi Medical Center scientist preparing to take the helm of the organization.

As of April 1, Dr. Jane Reckelhoff will become the ninth person who trained or worked at UMMC to serve as president-elect of the society, a factor she said is largely due to her department’s encouragement of junior faculty members or trainees to get involved with this prestigious... read more

VUMC Research Cores Speed Pace of Discovery

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 1:25pm

Progress against America’s most intractable health challenges, among them heart disease, cancer and diabetes, requires the best minds, the latest tools and the easy collaboration demanded by 21st century science.

At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, those ingredients for success are found in “the cores,” 100 research facilities, centers and shared resources that are helping... read more