2016 Most Watched Videos

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt Move-in 2016

    Watch all of the fun and emotion as Vanderbilt University welcomes the Class of 2020 to The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Read More

    Aug. 20, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Inside The Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University

    What's life really like inside Vanderbilt’s renowned first-year residential college system? Hear from students and faculty heads of house and see what makes The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons a true home away from home. Read More

    Aug. 8, 2016

  • composite photo of a macaw and a macaque

    Study gives new meaning to the term ‘bird brain’

    The first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of birds has found that they have significantly more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian and even primate brains of the same mass. Read More

    Jun. 13, 2016

  • eel face closeup

    Electric eels make leaping attacks

    Vanderbilt biologist Kenneth Catania has accidentally discovered that electric eels can make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver. In doing so, Catania has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by famous 19th-century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. Read More

    Jun. 6, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    VU Inside: Dr. William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. William Fissell IV is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an artificial implantable kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart. Read More

    Feb. 12, 2016

  • portraits of neanderthal and modern man

    Neanderthal DNA has subtle but significant impact on human traits

    The first study that directly compares Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of a significant population of adults of European ancestry with their clinical records confirms that this archaic genetic legacy has a subtle but significant impact on modern human biology. Read More

    Feb. 11, 2016