Nov. 21, 2011—Management professor David Owens of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management says that business and other leaders need to understand exactly which of the constraints are working against them to help create conditions that foster innovation instead of killing it.
Nov. 18, 2011—A Vanderbilt study shows that a class of drugs used to treat autoimmune diseases does not increase the chance of hospitalization for serious infection.
Nov. 18, 2011—Short-term hormone replacement therapy offers potential benefit for cognitive functioning.
Nov. 17, 2011—Economist Joni Hersch has calculated the first measures of sexual harassment risks at work by industry, age group, and sex. Hersch finds that female workers are six times more likely than male workers to experience sexual harassment on the job.
Nov. 16, 2011—Tennesseans agree by a wide margin that the economy is the most pressing problem for state and federal government, and many believe higher taxation on the wealthiest Americans is one way to fix it.
Nov. 15, 2011—Alcoholic brains must work harder to complete simple tasks.
Nov. 15, 2011—A team of Vanderbilt chemists have designed and successfully synthesized the largest artificial protein using a new approach that greatly expands scientists’ ability to create proteins unknown in nature.
Nov. 15, 2011—Most Tennesseans believe that public school teachers are underpaid and many support their right to be represented by unions, according to voters surveyed by the Vanderbilt Poll.
Nov. 13, 2011—Businessman Herman Cain is the favorite of Tennessee voters for the state’s March 6 presidential Republican primary election, but female voters are far less likely to support him. That pattern is unlikely to change in light of allegations of sexual harassment against him, according to a new poll by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University.
Nov. 11, 2011—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Vanderbilt researchers a two-year, $1 million grant to Vanderbilt to develop a model for applying genomic testing to drug prescribing in “real-world” settings.
Nov. 10, 2011—A simple procedure can correct ‘tongue-tie,’ a commonly missed condition that could prevent newborns from breastfeeding properly.
Nov. 9, 2011—Vanderbilt University and Australia’s University of Melbourne have awarded $344,000 to support eight joint research projects as part of the expansion in their academic partnership announced last fall.