Jan. 30, 2019—What is more daring—camping in a remote part of Antarctica for a month doing field research, or directing and performing in a musical revue about the environment? For Earth and Environmental Sciences major Andrew Grant, pushing boundaries to positively impact the Earth, and the people who call it home, are equally thrilling.
Jan. 22, 2019—A curriculum directed by biologists Seth and Sarah Bordenstein is responsible for helping countless thousands of college students, schoolkids and citizen scientists worldwide contribute to research on microbes using cutting-edge technology.
Jan. 17, 2019—Knowing which neurons are involved in the eye signal blending process also opens the door to targeted brain therapies that reach well beyond eye patches.
Jan. 14, 2019—Psychiatrists diagnose people with schizophrenia, ADHD, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses by spending time with them, looking for the particular behavior symptoms of each. What follows can be a hit-or-miss series of medications and dosages until disruptive behaviors go away. By deciphering the circuitry of the medial frontal cortex – an area beneath the...
Dec. 20, 2018—New Vanderbilt University biochemistry professor Houra Merrikh is working to defeat drug-resistant superbugs by blocking a molecule they need to mutate rapidly.
Dec. 13, 2018—Medicaid expansion and vocational education are both popular among Tennesseans, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll.
Dec. 10, 2018—PHENIX publishes new particle-flow measurements to support their case that tiny projectiles create specks of quark-gluon plasma.
Nov. 14, 2018—Elizabeth Zechmeister and Noam Lupu will study the role that messaging app WhatsApp plays in the spread of political misinformation and public opinion in Latin America.
Nov. 8, 2018—Evolutionary biologists decoded the genomes of nearly a third of known budding yeast species, allowing them to reconstruct an ancient parent’s metabolic characteristics.
Nov. 1, 2018—New research by Lijun Song suggests that knowing high-status people may not always be good for your health--but it depends on how economically unequal your country is.
Oct. 31, 2018—Far from being a weak-willed sap easily paralyzed by the emerald jewel wasp’s sting to the brain, the cockroach can deliver a stunning karate kick that saves its life, biologist Ken Catania has found.
Oct. 30, 2018—How long humans and other warm-blooded animals live—and when they reach sexual maturity—may have more to do with neurons in their cortex than body size or mass, according to new research by Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel.
Oct. 29, 2018—This work was the foundation for an NSF grant to interrogate how the Rif1 protein controls DNA replication.