Apr. 24, 2015—In his new blog “Cosmic Yarns,” Robert Scherrer, who is both chair of the Astronomy and Physics Department and a published science fiction author, explores the intersection between science and science fiction.
Mar. 13, 2014—Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and Vanderbilt University have discovered a “missing link” in the structure of a transmembrane receptor that could lead to new treatments for autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dec. 13, 2013—With their intricate, translucent shapes and elaborate bioluminescent displays, comb jellies add beauty and mystery to the ocean depths. They also have an important story to tell about the origin of animals.
Oct. 23, 2013—How do you get students excited about science? Try mixing blackberries and a lesson in nanotechnology with some eager Tennessee high school students in a Vanderbilt lab. Watch the results on VUCast Extra now.
Aug. 16, 2013—Vanderbilt may nominate one candidate for the Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS) award, which supports junior faculty for five years at $100,000 per year.
Apr. 25, 2013—In an era of budget cutting and belt-tightening, how can science get more support from the federal government?
Nov. 9, 2012—Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium on Nov. 13. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is sold out. However, walk-ups are welcome for no-show ticket holders and late seating will be accommodated. Tickets are free for Vanderbilt students; $5 for non-VU students and $10 for the general public....
Oct. 4, 2012—Paul Teschan, M.D., professor of Medicine emeritus, meets with first-year School of Medicine student Mary Masterman to talk about their common history as top winners of the Intel Science Talent Search, which recognizes the best and brightest young scientists at the high school senior level. Masterman won the award and scholarship in 2007. Teschan won...
Jun. 8, 2012—The Dyer Observatory is calling all science sleuths to help identify an unknown object spotted on June 5.