Sep. 24, 2014—Don’t panic over Ebola. But don’t ignore it, either. That was the take-home message for U.S. citizens from a “mini-hearing” held by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday with researchers and health officials from Vanderbilt and the State of Tennessee.
Aug. 29, 2014—It's home for a giant helicopter, a Humvee and a wind tunnel. As Barb Cramer reports, this unique engineering lab is developing damage detection systems and finding other real-world solutions.
Jul. 29, 2014—It’s an all too familiar story – teens attacking teens. But a Vanderbilt medical doctor is working to stop the violence in middle schools.
Jul. 22, 2014—A team of Vanderbilt researchers is working on a radical new way to test drugs and toxins. It all starts with an "organ on a chip."
Jun. 5, 2014—It’s not unusual to see dogs in a hospital setting, but is there scientific evidence that man’s best friend help’s children? Vanderbilt researchers are working to find that answer as Barb Cramer reports.
May. 16, 2014—Watch video of a faculty seminar from Commencement 2014. A significant portion of techniques for the treatment of disease have arisen from chance discovery or inspired, desperate improvisation. That has led to a remarkable level of successful disease treatment. However, discovery is inefficient; for example it takes between five and ten thousand compounds, $800 million...
Apr. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Molly Miller is used to searching for ancient clues deep in Antarctica. Now Miller and her students are sharing their fossil-hunting skills a little closer to home.
Apr. 11, 2014—In a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Vanderbilt psychologists Robert Reinhart, a Ph.D. candidate, and Geoffrey Woodman, assistant professor of psychology, show that it is possible to selectively manipulate our ability to learn through the application of a mild electrical current to the brain, and that this effect can be enhanced or...
Mar. 27, 2014—American climate scientist and National Medal of Science recipient Warren M. Washington gave the 2013-2014 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series March 27. Washington is a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., and he serves as chair of the National Research Council’s Review Committee for the...
Mar. 18, 2014—The recent delivery of a giant military helicopter is the first step in creating a unique full-scale Vanderbilt engineering lab.
Behind the Click: Securing the Future for Girls of Color as the Tech Leaders and Creators of Tomorrow
Feb. 20, 2014—Watch Vanderbilt engineering alumna and E-Week featured guest speaker Kimberly Bryant speaking Feb. 20. Bryant is the founder of Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit organization that introduces girls of color ages 7-17 to computer programming and entrepreneurial concepts. Read more >>
Feb. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt biologists have discovered that mosquito sperm have a “sense of smell” and that some of same chemicals that the mosquito can smell cause the sperm to swim harder.