Bill Snyder

  • Vanderbilt University

    Lecturers explore impact of genomics on race perceptions

    The question of whether new discoveries about the human genome will cause racism to fizzle or flare was the topic of the two recent discussions at Vanderbilt. Read More

    May 13, 2011

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    Investment in biomedical research yields jobs, billions in return

    Federal funding from the National Institutes of Health contributed to the development of a new laser technique being used at Vanderbilt to aid in drug discovery. Research Amanda Kussrow is pictured. (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) Federal investment in scientific research is a major driver of job growth… Read More

    May 11, 2011

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    Vanderbilt partners with Chinese government to reduce HIV in gay men

    Vanderbilt University researchers are partnering with the Chinese government to test methods for reducing the spread of the AIDS virus among gay men. Read More

    May 4, 2011

  • Get some science with your coffee

    Get some science with your coffee

    "Genetics Today" was the subject of a recent Science Café, a monthly free scientific exploration held at Nashville coffee shop Fido and sponsored by the Adventure Science Center. Read More

    Apr 25, 2011

  • Build Haiti back better

    Build Haiti back better

    With the beginning of the spring rains, cholera is on the rise in Haiti once again. Pioneering Haitian physician Jean William "Bill" Pape is determined to be ready. "The new vision is to build back better," Pape said during this year's Tennessee Global Health Forum hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. Read More

    Apr 21, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt: Laboratory for health care reform

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a laboratory for health care reform. Increasingly, Vanderbilt researchers are applying their expertise in informatics, genomics, drug discovery, basic science and clinical medicine to the solution of critical problems in patient care. Bedside checklists and electronic “dashboards” developed at Vanderbilt, for example, enable doctors and… Read More

    Apr 15, 2011

  • Science fair tickles the brains of participants

    Science fair tickles the brains of participants

    Brain Blast 2011 featured 35 different ways to learn about the brain, guided by Vanderbilt neuroscience graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and other volunteers. More than 100 neuroscientists participated. Read More

    Mar 28, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Cancer Center study snuffs out menthol myths

    People who smoke mentholated cigarettes are no more likely to develop lung cancer or die from the disease than are smokers of non-mentholated brands, a new study shows. Read More

    Mar 24, 2011

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    Insights on NSF funding from agency’s deputy director

    Cora Marrett, nominated to serve as deputy director of NSF, speaking at the NSF regional grants conference at Loews Vanderbilt March 21. (Susan Urmy / Vanderbilt) The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel was bustling with scientists, engineers and research administrators March 21 and 22 when Vanderbilt University hosted its… Read More

    Mar 24, 2011

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    Neuroscience drug discovery center opens at Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a new Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to accelerate research that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia and other disorders of the brain. Read More

    Mar 11, 2011

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    New drug discovery center focuses on brain disorders

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a new Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to accelerate research that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and other disorders of the brain. Read More

    Mar 6, 2011

  • Scanning of a human brain by X-rays

    Brainstorm 2011 events begin March 3

    "Brainstorm 2011," a series of free public events about brain research hosted by Vanderbilt University, will explore post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and the mysteries of feelings and perception throughout the month of March. Read More

    Feb 23, 2011

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    New model to test how antidepressants work

    A new mouse model offers the ability to better test how selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) work and could lead to the development of new classes of anti-depressants. Read More

    Feb 18, 2011

  • Students at the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt

    Scientists of the future

    School for Science and Math students Katie Roland, left, who attends Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School, and Isaiah Bolden, who attends Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School, with the School for Science and Math’s director, Angela Eeds, Ph.D. (Mary Donaldson / Vanderbilt University) Report after report, it… Read More

    Feb 1, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Mental health research fund lauds VU scientists

    Left to right: Karen Gregory, Elizabeth Hammock, Peilin Jia, John Panos Eight Vanderbilt University scientists have won 2010 Young Investigator Awards from NARSAD, the world’s leading mental health research charity. Each scientist will receive up to $60,000 over two years for innovative brain and behavioral studies of serious psychiatric disorders. Read More

    Jan 31, 2011

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    How universities can help fill the “pipeline” with important new drugs

    Bringing a new drug to market is an increasingly daunting – and expensive – task. Today it costs more than $1 billion and takes more than seven years, on average, to complete the human studies required for a drug to be approved for marketing. Only about one in five drugs… Read More

    Jan 27, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Hope endures in Haiti

    Seven years ago this month, I was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with a contingent of Vanderbilt University AIDS researchers and health care professionals. That was before the earthquake and subsequent cholera outbreak riveted international attention once again on this, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Yet hope endures, even in… Read More

    Jan 19, 2011

  • Health care reform at the “grass-roots” level

    Health care reform at the “grass-roots” level

    Health care reform will likely remain a hot-button issue through the 2012 election. But while the pros and cons of last year’s health reform legislation are debated in Congress and on the campaign trail, considerable efforts are underway at the grassroots level to redesign the way health care is delivered… Read More

    Jan 15, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Scripps Research and Vanderbilt launch joint institute to advance science at interface of chemistry and medicine

    Personalized medicine refers to the relationship between genetic differences among individuals and corresponding differences in their chemical state and how they respond to various nutrients, drugs, and compounds in their environment. (Photo courtesy of Scripps Research Institute) Leftover blood samples from Vanderbilt’s clinics are retrieved daily from the Pathology lab. Read More

    Jan 13, 2011

  • Impact of Recovery Act funds profound for VU

    Impact of Recovery Act funds profound for VU

    During the past 18 months, scientists at Vanderbilt University have received $148 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to buy major equipment, hire additional staff and accelerate their research. University officials predicted the impact of the 246 two-year “stimulus” grants awarded to more than 200 researchers across campus… Read More

    Jan 6, 2011