Oct. 13, 2011—A team of scientists has taken a major step toward developing robot biologists. They have shown that their system, the Automated Biology Explorer, can solve a complicated biology problem from scratch.
Sep. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt chemists have developed the first method that can rapidly and accurately map the surfaces of tiny particles that possess two chemically distinct faces. The findings have broad potential applications ranging from drug delivery to video displays.
Sep. 22, 2011—The discovery of new compounds that work in a fundamentally different way than those in existing schizophrenia medications may allow for more normal function of brain cells involved in schizophrenia.
Sep. 9, 2011—Early motor experiences can shape infants’ preferences for objects and faces, new research indicates. The study supports evidence that early motor development and experiences contribute to infants’ understanding of their world and implies that when motor skills are delayed or impaired – as in autism – future social interactions could be negatively impacted.
Aug. 23, 2011—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: Cave Chemistry. This is an effort of Associate Professor...
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.