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.
Jul. 28, 2011—Determining what children with intellectual disabilities need to thrive by building on their strengths and interests is the aim of a new federally funded project in the Department of Special Education.
Jul. 25, 2011—A Vanderbilt political science study offers fairly conclusive evidence that, in low-information races, a candidate’s name recognition alone positively affects voter support.
Jul. 21, 2011—New research from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds ideology and partisanship do not play a significant role in whether a state considers extending in-state college tuition to undocumented immigrants.
Jul. 20, 2011—A Vanderbilt study of U.S. soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan shows a serious lung condition linked to prolonged exposures to sulfur fires and burn pits.
Jul. 20, 2011—No one in the world should be detained without due process of law, and an international legal body should be created to ensure the right, says Vanderbilt University professor Larry May. May, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt, has traced the right of habeas corpus back to the Magna Carta, and makes...