Jul. 8, 2015—In late 2013 the Caribbean had its first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Today there have been almost 1.2 million cases in 44 countries or territories, including 177 cases in 31 U.S. States.
Jun. 11, 2015—A series of immersive reality experiments has confirmed that the human brain’s internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system recently found in other mammals.
Jun. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt biologist Laurence Zwiebel has received a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration grant to create a wrist-band device that devises a personal "no-fly zone" offering protection from mosquitoes.
Apr. 7, 2015—It’s a story of love and determination and a debilitating lifelong disorder. A son’s rare genetic disease has led his mom to become a scientist at Vanderbilt University. Watch this VUCast Extra and a mom’s race against time.
Feb. 11, 2015—VANDERBILT COMPUTER ENGINEERING MAJOR MATTHEW RICHARDSON LOVES ROBOTICS. “I kind of view this as my own robot in a way.” THIS UNDERGRAD IS COMBINING COMPUTER ENGINEERING ON A 3-D PRINTER WITH THE COMPLEX BIO-ENGINEERING OF THE BODY. TODAY HE’S BUILDING A VERSION OF ARTIFICIAL BLOOD VESSELS. “The 3D printed structures will primarily be used for...
Feb. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt archeologist Tiffiny Tung leads students to Peru where they assist in groundbreaking research into the Wari culture, a society that existed over 1500 years ago. Tung is the recipient of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Cup. The award is given annually for “the greatest contribution outside the classroom to undergraduate student-faculty relationships in the recent past.”
Jan. 23, 2015—Taking your child home from the hospital after surgery can be very difficult and scary, trying to meet their many medical needs. But Homeward Bound, a program developed by nurses at Vanderbilt, helps make that transition easier as Barb Cramer reports.
Jan. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt University/Joseph Conrad research Written by Amy Wolf, Edited by Zack Eagles Every minute a child dies of malaria. And it’s a disease that’s preventable and curable! A special team at Vanderbilt is in the thick of the fight against malaria and other diseases—with the help of a 3-d printer. PKG—- EVERYDAY 13-HUNDRED CHILDREN DIE...
Dec. 4, 2014—A Vanderbilt biologist has determined that electric eels possess an electroshock system uncannily similar to a Taser.
Oct. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have isolated Ebola-fighting human antibodies – the first of their kind – that could lead to a new treatment for the deadly virus.
Oct. 22, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt launched the “Growing to New Heights” fundraising campaign Wednesday night (Oct. 22) at a celebration in support of a four-floor building expansion. That expansion will help advance the size and scope of the hospital’s specialized pediatric health care programs. Patients and their families, along with community supporters...
Oct. 15, 2014—Watch video of Alex Maier, From Neurons to Perception: Insights into Brain Function and Dysfunction, on October 15, 2014. This lecture is brought to you by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.