May. 19, 2011—Periodic cicadas, like those currently emerging in Middle Tennessee, play an important role in the local ecosystem.
May. 18, 2011—The reason Volkswagen’s Star Wars-themed Super Bowl ad featuring a lovable little Darth Vader worked so well may lie in its narrative complexity, says Vanderbilt marketing professor Jennifer Escalas.
May. 18, 2011—New research from the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds teacher salaries have significant consequences on school staffing and workforce quality.
May. 17, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers hope to uncover the mysteries of early aging in Down syndrome through a new study at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
May. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s acquisition of a 900 megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer will accelerate studies on cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
May. 13, 2011—The question of whether new discoveries about the human genome will cause racism to fizzle or flare was the topic of the two recent discussions at Vanderbilt.
May. 13, 2011—HIV-positive men and women can dramatically reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners by beginning antiretroviral therapy early, new research finds.
May. 10, 2011—A new report on women's health in Tennessee finds continuing areas of concern and a need for programs that support lifestyle changes to prevent long-term health consequences.
May. 9, 2011—Discovery of a new class of insect repellant raises the possibility of formulations that are thousands of times more effective than current repellants.
May. 5, 2011—Recreational Ecstasy use is associated with a chronic change in brain function, raising concerns about proposals to use it to treat post-traumatic stress and other disorders.
May. 5, 2011—Psychology professor Isabel Gauthier, an expert in the science of face recognition, relishes the process of discovery – and mentoring graduate students along the way.
May. 5, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring what role, if any, bacteria play in environmental diversity, with the aim of answering one of biology's most fundamental questions.