• Vanderbilt University

    Novel research explores way to restore silenced voices

    A 2011 cicada swarm is leading to transinstitutional research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to develop a surgical planning tool to help restore speech for people with vocal fold paralysis. Read More

    Mar 22, 2018

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    Top 20 news stories of 2011

    Bionics, time travel, Bono and, of course, cicadas are just some of the exciting stories that marked 2011 at Vanderbilt. Below are the year’s top 20 Vanderbilt news stories, in order of the number of views they each received on the Vanderbilt News Network. Read More

    Dec 29, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: I’m helping you!

    Cicadas could hold clues to fighting diseases – catch some cool facts about the bugs. Plus, a “funny” new pain killer for moms; and changing America’s most important safeguard against government abuse. [vucastblurb]    … Read More

    Jun 17, 2011

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    Bad buzz about blue-eyed cicadas

    Photo of a true blue-eyed cicada (Matt Weiss, Cicada Mania) Have you heard the latest buzz going round that scientists at Vanderbilt are paying as much as $3,000 for specimens of the rare blue-eyed cicada? If you have, I hope you haven’t spent a lot of time… Read More

    Jun 2, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Editor’s Note

    Learn from the cicadas and live your life to the fullest. Read More

    Jun 2, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Cicadas affect campus cooling systems

    Cicadas blocking up filters in the chillers outside of Vanderbilt and Barnard Dorms. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Many buildings on campus are having problems with cooling systems, and cicadas are to blame, said Mark Petty, assistant vice chancellor for plant operations. He explained that the slow-moving insects… Read More

    Jun 1, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Audiologist measures sound of Music City’s ‘loudest voices’

    Vanderbilt audiologist measures sound levels of cicadas and discusses how the insect’s distinctive noise can impact one’s hearing. Read More

    May 25, 2011

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    What scientists know about cicadas

    Periodic cicadas, like those currently emerging in Middle Tennessee, play an important role in the local ecosystem. Read More

    May 19, 2011

  • Cicada

    Cicadas 101: All buzz, no bite

    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. Read More

    May 12, 2011