Oct. 31, 2011—Longtime treatment for IPF ineffective and even dangerous.
Oct. 31, 2011—A study using a procedure called the rubber hand illusion has found striking new evidence that people experiencing schizophrenia have a weakened sense of body ownership and has produced the first case of a spontaneous, out-of-body experience in the laboratory.
Oct. 28, 2011—In her interactions with black immigrants over the years, Jemima Pierre said she discovered a surprising sentiment. "They told me, 'I never knew I was black until I came to the U.S.' I found that fascinating."
Oct. 28, 2011—Stewart, a specialist in the religions and literatures of the Bengali-speaking world, arrives at Vanderbilt with a reputation as a program builder.
Oct. 21, 2011—When Vaughan Jones was 5 years old, he made his first mathematical discovery.
Oct. 21, 2011—The new Center for Diabetes Translation Research will translate scientific breakthroughs into practices that can be applied in the doctor’s office and the patient’s home.
Oct. 20, 2011—If the real disposable incomes of voters are growing - even modestly - in the six months before Election Day, President Obama is likely to win. If they aren’t, he is likely to lose, according to political scientist Larry Bartels.
Oct. 17, 2011—New research by Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management professor Bruce Cooil and his coauthors finds that for all the attention companies pay to achieving high satisfaction levels among their customers, what matters most is how well a company ranks in comparison to rivals. No matter how much a customer likes a company or product, if they don’t like it more than the competition, they don’t always put their money where their mouth is.
Oct. 13, 2011—Supplements did not improve outcomes of patients with acute lung injury.
Oct. 13, 2011—A team of scientists has taken a major step toward developing robot biologists. They have shown that their system, the Automated Biology Explorer, can solve a complicated biology problem from scratch.
Oct. 13, 2011—The struggle against juvenile crime may come down to one simple question, says a Vanderbilt University researcher: Do we want revenge or do we want results? If we want results, says legal expert Christopher Slobogin, we should dramatically reform the system to stress community-based treatment over incarceration.
Oct. 12, 2011—Jonathan Metzl was born into medicine but is drawn to the humanities. He’s still insisting on having it both ways.