Author: David Salisbury
Apr. 7, 2015—California's aggressive incentive program for installing rooftop solar-electric systems has not been as effective as generally believed according to a new analysis.
Mar. 25, 2015—EPA is establishing a new center at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh to develop an alternative approach for toxicity testing to help evaluate the safety of the 80,000-plus chemicals in general commerce.
Mar. 24, 2015—This year's Forman lecturer, Chad Orzel, will talk about social media for communicating science.
Mar. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt students will give visitors a glimpse of Tennessee’s ancient past April 4 by guiding fossil hunts, identifying fossils and giving presentations and guided tours.
Mar. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt and the Waters Centers of Innovation Program are sponsoring a free symposium titled "Integrated 'Omics in Translational Medicine" on March 23. It is open to all scientists interested in the subject.
Mar. 2, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt engineers is using magnetic force to design new and improved instruments for minimally invasive surgery.
Mar. 2, 2015—A new brain imaging study challenges conventional wisdom about how and where in the brain the processing of visual orientation information first occurs.
Feb. 23, 2015—Researchers have reconstructed the climate in the Western United States 21,000 years ago and are using the data to improve climate models that forecast future precipitation patterns.
Feb. 17, 2015—A new brain mapping study pinpoints the areas of the brain responsible for “mental time travel."
Feb. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt biologists have found a direct link between the biological clock and Angelman syndrome, a neurogenetic disorder that occurs in more than one in every 15,000 live births. The link may provide a valuable way to judge the effectiveness of the first experimental drugs under development for treating the syndrome.
Feb. 2, 2015—The discovery of a new "reset" button for the brain’s master biological clock could eventually lead to new treatments for seasonal affective disorder, reduce the adverse health effects of working the night shift, and possibly even treat jet lag.
Jan. 5, 2015—A low-lying island in Southwest Bangladesh provides a dramatic foretaste of the impact facing 10 percent of the world's population in terms of global sea level rise due to unforeseen consequences of last century's flood control efforts, according to a new Vanderbilt interdisciplinary study.