Jul. 19, 2011—Taking a trip down memory lane while you are driving could land you in a roadside ditch, new research indicates. Vanderbilt University psychologists have found that our visual perception can be contaminated by memories of what we have recently seen, impairing our ability to properly understand and act on what we are currently seeing. “,”...
Jul. 15, 2011—New research from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College reveals little difference among school leaders across public, private and choice schools.
Jul. 11, 2011—Groundbreaking education technology platforms under development in labs across the Vanderbilt Peabody campus are allowing cutting-edge researchers to harness what Pratim Sengupta, innovator of the technology described, calls “the virtue in virtuality.”
Jul. 7, 2011—The July 8 launch of the space shuttle Atlantis will be a bittersweet moment for Hall, for it will be the final voyage of America’s shuttle program, but it will also be carrying his niece, Sandy Magnus.
Jun. 28, 2011—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified six subtypes of an aggressive and difficult-to-treat form of breast cancer.
Jun. 27, 2011—In an essay published June 25 in the journal The Lancet, Jonathan M. Metzl argues that “surprisingly little evidence supports the notion that individuals with mental illness are more likely than anyone else to commit gun crimes.”
Jun. 27, 2011—New research into changes in the brains of obese patients and others with substance abuse issues indicate doctors should be more understanding when treating these patients.
Jun. 24, 2011—Cocaine exposure during the teen years causes long-lasting brain and behavioral changes in rats.
Jun. 23, 2011—According to a new survey undertaken by sociologists from Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Tea Partiers are an old movement in new (albeit retro) packaging.
Jun. 22, 2011—A new study is using technology to achieve better control of blood sugar levels early in the the course of type 1 diabetes.
Jun. 21, 2011—The Department of Emergency Medicine has received a $3.5 million training grant from the National Institutes of Health, one of the nation’s first training grants in emergency medicine.
Jun. 20, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that parathyroid glands have a natural fluorescence that can be used during surgery to identify these tiny organs, which are hard to find with the naked eye.