Jan. 15, 2014—It’s like a poorly dubbed film – the words heard don’t match up with the video seen. Vanderbilt researchers report (Journal of Neuroscience) that this out-of-sync issue then cascades into additional problems for children with autism spectrum disorder. Reseachers believe this new finding will help develop treatments for children with autism. Read more >>
Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
Nov. 30, 2013—Award-winning scientist, author and educator Sean B. Carroll illuminates the never-before-told account of the intersection of two of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, biologist Jacques Monod and writer and philosopher Albert Camus, during a Nov. 19 Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University. Carroll discusses his book Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher and...
Nov. 22, 2013—Finding what goes boom might one day get safer Children with autism take center stage And who made the 10 Innovators who changed the world list? Watch the QuickVU Research roundup now.
Oct. 21, 2013—Watch video of the Donna S. and John R. Hall Engineering Lecture, delivered by synthetic biology pioneer James J. Collins. Collins is the recipient of a MacArthur grant and a renowned biomedical engineering professor at Boston University. One of the earliest biomedical engineering programs in the United States, Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is celebrating...
Oct. 21, 2013—Watch “Justice and Identity in a Bioengineered Society,” by Michael Bess, Chancellor’s Professor of History. One of the earliest biomedical engineering programs in the United States, Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a program and its 25th anniversary as a department in the School of Engineering. Read more.
Oct. 8, 2013—A recent Vanderbilt study shows a significant number of patients are entering I.C.U.’s throughout the world with no evidence of cognitive — brain related issues, but are leaving with symptoms associated with mild Alzheimer’s or Traumatic Brain Injury. Barb Cramer has more.
Sep. 25, 2013—A Vanderbilt football player had never been this sick, strong stomach cramps, extreme pain in his midsection. It threatened his college football career and could even threaten his life. But a special micro surgery procedure, pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, got him back quickly on the football field. Barb Cramer has more.
Jul. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Junior League Fetal Center is offering ground-breaking treatments and surgeries in the hopes of providing unborn babies the best start to life. Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer has the amazing story– and surgical video– of fetal surgery to repair an unborn baby’s spinal cord defect. For more about Vanderbilt’s Fetal Center, go to: http://childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org
Jun. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are using a new mom’s own singing voice to help preemie babies learn an essential skill that is often difficult for them.
May. 6, 2013—John Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University Professor of biomedical engineering and A. B. Learned Professor of Living Physics, presented "Homunculi and I: Lessons from building organs on chips" at TedX Nashville April 6, 2013.
Apr. 17, 2013—The power to heal is far more complex than just the use of medications and clinical treatments. That is what Vanderbilt Medical students are learning, along with collaborative partners from the school of nursing, the law school, and local schools of pharmacy and social work. Together they volunteer as teams at the student-run Shade Tree...
Apr. 16, 2013—An interdisciplinary team of autism experts and mechanical engineers at Vanderbilt University has created an interactive robot that can help children with autism learn. NAO (pronounced “now”) is the little robot “front man” for an elaborate system of cameras, sensors and computers designed specifically to help young children learn how to coordinate their attention with...