Sep. 15, 2011—A new study shows ophthalmologic antibiotics promote antimicrobial resistance, prompting a call from Vanderbilt Eye Institute physicians to be more judicial in administering the drugs.
Aug. 30, 2011—How the brain is wired to control impulsive behavior differs significantly from what psychologists have thought, new research finds.
Aug. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.
Aug. 19, 2011—Despite the uncertainties surrounding climate change, it is time to start developing effective strategies to keep the nation’s transportation systems and other critical infrastructure running.
Aug. 18, 2011—Preschool teachers’ use of sophisticated vocabulary and analytic talk about books, combined with early support for literacy in the home, can predict fourth-grade reading comprehension and word recognition.
Aug. 18, 2011—Researchers have discovered how key proteins are “turned on” and transmit signals inside the cell. The discovery could lead to new, more effective drugs.
Aug. 17, 2011—A new lower-limb prosthetic uses the latest advances in computer, sensor, electric motor and battery technology to give it bionic capabilities.
Aug. 15, 2011—Americans should embrace the inevitable friction that results from artists doing provocative work and sparking community objections, argues a Vanderbilt University sociologist.
Aug. 11, 2011—Patients with major depression may have altered gene expression associated with stressful conditions in certain brain areas.
Aug. 10, 2011—An international team of scientists has identified 29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis, providing key insights into the biology of an important and very debilitating neurological disease.
Aug. 4, 2011—There is a new way to design computer chips and electronic circuitry for extreme environments: make them out of diamond.
Jul. 29, 2011—Abnormalities of the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped brain region involved in learning and memory, may play a role in the psychotic symptoms and cognitive deficits of schizophrenia.