Aug. 30, 2011—In addition to her high school diploma, Aziza Hart earned an unusual honor this spring – her first scientific paper was published in a new Vanderbilt University journal, Young Scientist. Hart, who graduated from Nashville’s Glencliff High School, spent part of her senior year in a Vanderbilt laboratory, studying a brain abnormality that could lead...
Aug. 16, 2011—A certain signaling pathway could be key to improving cardiac repair after a heart attack.
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. 21, 2011—A new understanding of the biochemical pathway that builds our skin barrier could lead to treatments for skin diseases.
Jun. 24, 2011—Cocaine exposure during the teen years causes long-lasting brain and behavioral changes in rats.
May. 9, 2011—Discovery of a new class of insect repellant raises the possibility of formulations that are thousands of times more effective than current repellants.
Apr. 28, 2011—Subtle genetic changes can have big effects on blood pressure while exercising.
Apr. 27, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers are using a variety of approaches to hasten the beginning of the end of malaria.
Apr. 14, 2011—Antioxidant compounds may counteract the neurotoxic effects of methylmercury, new research suggests.
Apr. 4, 2011—Although an evaluation of existing treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders found positive results in some studies, better information is needed to target the right treatments to specific children.
Apr. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt has received a $10.3 million federal grant to establish a national research resource for mass spectometry.
Mar. 11, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a new Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to accelerate research that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia and other disorders of the brain.