Apr. 23, 2003—Researchers are pioneering plans for improving the quality of care for low-income patients with type 2 diabetes, taking a lesson from the aviation and engineering industry.
Apr. 23, 2003—VUMC is one of three institutions participating in a $25 million, five-year trial of 200 patients comparing the safety and efficacy of fetal surgical repair and traditional postnatal repair of open neural tube defects in infants with spina bifida.
Apr. 23, 2003—Theodore (Ted) Rockwell, internationally renowned expert in nuclear engineering, will speak on Nuclear Technology: Facts and Myths about Radioactivity in a free public lecture at Vanderbilt University April 23. The lecture will be held 4-5 p.m. in the main auditorium on the first floor of Featheringill Hall.
Mar. 26, 2003—Ken Pugh, a scientist renowned for his research on language organization and the neurobiology of reading, reading disabilities and attention deficit disorder, will speak at a free public lecture Thursday, March 27, at Vanderbilt Universitys John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.
Car fanciers brains experience perceptual traffic jams when trying to identify autos and faces at the same time
Mar. 10, 2003—Aficionados may not only treat their automobiles as if they are people, but it now appears that they recognize their cars with the special part of the brain that is also used to identify faces. And, when they try to identify cars and faces at the same time, they are likely to experience a kind of perceptual traffic jam.
Feb. 20, 2003—Former NASA astronaut Rick Chappell, who directs Vanderbilt Universitys Office of Science and Research Communications, will discuss the impact of the Columbia shuttle disaster on the future of Americas space program during a series of videoconferences on Feb. 21 with K-12 students in Texas and Tennessee.
Feb. 3, 2003—The Boeing Company has donated a patent to Vanderbilt University covering a particle-separation technology originally developed for use in outer space that now could play an important role in the approaching nanotechnology revolution.
Jan. 17, 2003—Gisela Mosig, 72, a pioneering genetic researcher and distinguished faculty member at Vanderbilt University, died Jan. 12 at Alive Hospice. She had been undergoing cancer treatment for two years.