Bill Snyder

  • Vanderbilt University

    Discovery of how G proteins ‘turn on’ may lead to better drugs

    Researchers have discovered how key proteins are “turned on” and transmit signals inside the cell. The discovery could lead to new, more effective drugs. Read More

    Aug 18, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Cancer study seeks clues to halting metastasis’ march

    Vanderbilt researchers have identified small molecules that can restore normal protein expression in human colorectal carcinoma cells and prevent invasive cancer growth. Read More

    Aug 10, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC to lead national consortium on biomedical research

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year $20 million federal grant to coordinate a national consortium that aims to advance biomedical research nationwide. Read More

    Jul 18, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Final shuttle launch a family affair for Dennis Hall

    The July 8 launch of the space shuttle Atlantis will be a bittersweet moment for Hall, for it will be the final voyage of America’s shuttle program, but it will also be carrying his niece, Sandy Magnus. Read More

    Jul 7, 2011

  • Moira MacTaggert

    Real science in X-Men

    First appearance from "Uncanny X-Men" #96. Art by Dave Cockrum. Via Wikipedia. Here’s another reason to love the X-Men: real science. Listen carefully to the dialogue between Professor Charles Xavier and CIA agent Dr. Moira MacTaggart in the new movie, “X-Men: First Class,” and you’ll hear a… Read More

    Jun 21, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC awarded $20M to coordinate science consortium

    Consortium will advance biomedical research nationwide. Read More

    Jun 14, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    New endowed chairholders celebrated

    Thirteen new endowed chairholders were honored May 17 in the Student Life Center (Mary Donaldson/Vanderbilt) Thirteen faculty members named this year to endowed chairs in the School of Medicine and College of Arts and Science were honored for outstanding academic achievements. The May… Read More

    May 18, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Powerful NMR magnet a boon to research at Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt University’s acquisition of a 900 megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer will accelerate studies on cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

    May 13, 2011

  • 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

  • Amanda Kussrow

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Cora Martt

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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