Apr. 15, 2021—Chemical signatures and microscopic wear patterns in dental fossils show that the diet of sabertooth cats included mammoths.
Apr. 15, 2021—A more comprehensive, equitable approach to researching gun violence can lead to better policy solutions.
Apr. 14, 2021—Black women in the U.S. are more likely to die in childbirth than other races. VUSN Associate Professor Stephanie DeVane Johnson, PhD, CNM, is helping lead the fight to get more Black doulas trained to meet the needs of expectant Black women.
Vanderbilt civil engineer to design tech-driven decision-making and disaster response tools for Houston-area food banks
Apr. 2, 2021—Following massive storms and a major disaster declaration in Texas, Hiba Baroud and collaborators selected by the NSF, DOE and DHS as Civic Innovation Challenge awardees, to develop tech-driven disaster response tools.
Vanderbilt research shows how polar bears maintained highly specialized diets during periods of Arctic warming—until now
Apr. 1, 2021—Dental analysis from Larisa DeSantis shows that polar bears may not be able to compete for food sources as their environment melts away.
Mar. 25, 2021—Research snapshot: Study shows promise to bring back strain-relieving wearable tech to last-mile delivery drivers, heavy-lifting jobs and other essential workers, including those strained during pandemic. Est. reading time: 1.5 minutes
Shot in the Arm: Groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine research by alumnus Dr. Barney Graham began at Vanderbilt decades ago
Mar. 17, 2021—The remarkable success of the COVID-19 vaccines began in a Vanderbilt lab decades ago, with the groundbreaking research of alumnus Dr. Barney Graham.
Vanderbilt scientists sketch rare star system using more than a century of astronomical observations
Mar. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt astronomers have painted their best picture yet of an RV Tauri variable—a rare type of stellar binary—by mining a 130-year-old dataset that spans the widest range of light yet collected for one of these systems, from radio waves to X-rays.
New CRISPR screening technique developed at Vanderbilt leads to discovery of pathway that may be linked to cancer initiation
Mar. 10, 2021—A new genome-wide CRISPR screening technique conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University is offering new insights about how tumors in 80 to 90 percent of all cancers grow.
Mar. 8, 2021—Men’s health across Tennessee is trending toward improvement, according to the 2020 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card, but racial and geographic disparities persist. The report card is compiled by Vanderbilt’s Center for Research on Men’s Health in cooperation with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Tennessee Department of Health, Meharry Medical College and the Tennessee Men’s Health Network.
Vanderbilt-developed obesity treatments will be advanced through collaboration with Soleno Therapeutics
Feb. 25, 2021—A new partnership between Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery and clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Soleno Therapeutics will further research into new clinical treatments for multiple obesity syndromes.
Feb. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt paleoclimatologists deploy first calcium isotope analysis of North American stalagmite to show how past weather extremes may predict events in California.