Mar. 3, 2008—A quirky new Vanderbilt University course blends politics and biological science to explore the effect of genetic make-up on political choices. Distinguished Professor of Political Science John Geer and David Bader, a professor of medicine and cell and developmental biology, are co-teaching "Genetics and Politics" this spring.
Author, law professor and alumna Elyn Saks to speak at Vanderbilt; Her book The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness was one of Time magazine’s ‘Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2007’
Feb. 27, 2008—Elyn Saks returns to her alma mater, Vanderbilt University, on Thursday, March 20, at Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music.
Vanderbilt-Peruvian partnership addresses silent epidemic of diabetes; Center for the Americas collaboration provides multi-specialty approach
Feb. 6, 2008—Mobile cameras, high-resolution digital imaging and funding from the Center for the Americas at Vanderbilt University are among the key components of a cross-cultural pilot program to prevent vision loss in at-risk Latin Americans.
Feb. 6, 2008—Watch streaming video of a multi-disciplinary panel taking up the controversial topic of state-required vaccinations for sexually transmitted disease on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Flynn Auditorium of the Vanderbilt Law School.
Feb. 4, 2008—A multi-disciplinary panel will take up the controversial topic of state-required vaccinations for sexually transmitted disease on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Flynn Auditorium of the Vanderbilt Law School.
Jan. 10, 2008—John P. Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University Professor and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a Fellow of the IEEE (originally the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
Dec. 18, 2007—A team of Vanderbilt researchers has demonstrated for the first time that a new type of gene therapy, called RNA interference, can heal a genetic disorder in a live animal.
Tennessee Poison Control Center offers holiday safety advice; Keep a watchful eye for unsafe toys and potentially dangerous poisonous plants
Nov. 30, 2007—Poisonous plants, holiday decorations and unsafe toys are just a few of the potential hazards children face during the holidays.
Nov. 27, 2007—Some studies indicate that death rates from heart attacks and stroke as well as non-heart-related causes spike during the holiday season. Researchers have coined this phenomenon "Merry Christmas Coronary and Happy New Year Heart Attack."
Vanderbilt study links melatonin excretion with sleep levels in children with autism; Children with deeper levels of sleep have higher levels of melatonin
Nov. 6, 2007—Vanderbilt sleep researchers are reporting a relationship between good sleep and how much melatonin the body produces √± the first in a series of research studies intended to help children with autism spectrum disorders sleep through the night.
Children’s Hospital experts urge parents to keep children safe from preventable injuries this Halloween
Oct. 30, 2007—Now that Halloween night is upon us, experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt say it‘s time for one last safety review. Trick-or-treating is a fun family event and accidents are rare, but they do still happen. Accidents are more common in children who are just old enough to ask for less parental supervision.
Oct. 25, 2007—Lasers are at the cutting edge of surgery. From cosmetic to brain surgery, intense beams of coherent light are gradually replacing the steel scalpel for many procedures.