Laurence Zwiebel

  • Scene 2011 Innovations

    Nashville innovations

    Last week when the Nashville Scene’s annual Innovations Issue hit the newsstands, three of its ten “forward-thinking ideas that are pushing Nashville – and the world – into the future” came from Vanderbilt. The three campus projects that impressed the Scene editors were: Digging for Drugs:… Read More

    Aug. 23, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    New insect repellant may be thousands of times stronger than DEET

    Discovery of a new class of insect repellant raises the possibility of formulations that are thousands of times more effective than current repellants. Read More

    May. 9, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Mosquitoes use several different kinds of odor sensors to track human prey

    Graduate students Chao Liu and R. Jason Pitts Origin of DEET’s repellent effect confirmed It now appears that the malaria mosquito needs more than one family of odor sensors to sniff out its human prey. That is the implication of new research into the mosquito’s sense of smell published… Read More

    Aug. 31, 2010