May. 13, 2011—HIV-positive men and women can dramatically reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners by beginning antiretroviral therapy early, new research finds.
May. 12, 2011— Vanderbilt commencement speakers may have some unusual competition this year: Nashville’s largest brood of cicadas are predicted to emerge in May and hang around for about five or six weeks. Besides their practice of appearing in 13- or 17-year cycles, cicadas are best known for the buzzing and clicking sounds that they make, which...
May. 11, 2011—Federal investment in scientific research is a major driver of job growth and economic activity, two economic reports released Tuesday indicate. The reports were released as budget deliberations got underway on Capitol Hill demonstrate the impact of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding on U.S. job growth and global competitiveness. One of the reports, from...
May. 10, 2011—A new report on women's health in Tennessee finds continuing areas of concern and a need for programs that support lifestyle changes to prevent long-term health consequences.
May. 9, 2011—Discovery of a new class of insect repellant raises the possibility of formulations that are thousands of times more effective than current repellants.
May. 5, 2011—Recreational Ecstasy use is associated with a chronic change in brain function, raising concerns about proposals to use it to treat post-traumatic stress and other disorders.
May. 5, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring what role, if any, bacteria play in environmental diversity, with the aim of answering one of biology's most fundamental questions.
May. 4, 2011—Vanderbilt University researchers are partnering with the Chinese government to test methods for reducing the spread of the AIDS virus among gay men.