Vanderbilt doctors and software engineers pioneer an advanced sepsis detection and management system
Jun. 15, 2009—Jason Martin, a fellow in allergy, pulmonary and critical care medicine, is part of an interdisciplinary team at Vanderbilt University that has come up with a high-tech approach to combat this deadly illness, which is one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States and kills more than half a million people worldwide every year.
Jun. 9, 2009—Nanoparticle films are no longer a delicate matter: Vanderbilt physicists have found a way to make them strong enough so they don't disintegrate at the slightest touch.
Jun. 4, 2009—The Nazca Lines are an enigma. The strange geometric shapes and animals carved into the land were first spotted in the Peruvian desert south of Lima in the 1930s when commercial airlines began flying over them.
May. 8, 2009—Imagine a time when the entire universe froze. According to a new model for dark energy, that is essentially what happened about 11.5 billion years ago, when the universe was a quarter of the size it is today.
Apr. 29, 2009—A team of Vanderbilt engineers will play a key role in a new federal effort to significantly improve our understanding of how gases and liquids interact with solid surfaces – basic studies that have potential applications ranging from better batteries to more efficient methods for converting solar and electrical energy into fuel, improved fuel cells and enhancing the corrosion resistance of materials.
Apr. 15, 2009—A team of synthetic chemists at Vanderbilt University report in the March 18 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society that they have created an efficient way to make a naturally occurring alkaloid that could have anti-cancer properties and may combat memory loss from scratch.
Apr. 8, 2009—Watch video of an April 4 talk by Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub, part of “100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project.”
Apr. 8, 2009—On April 18, a group of Vanderbilt engineering students will fire off a 16-foot, 82-pound rocket. If all goes as planned, the vehicle will power its way one mile directly overhead where it will release a remotely piloted aircraft that will collect images and infrared data of the ground below as it is guided back down to earth.
Apr. 7, 2009—Aliens abound on the movie screens, but in reality we are still trying to find out if we share our universe with other sentient creatures.
Apr. 6, 2009—The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.
Apr. 3, 2009—Two students recommended by the faculty and staff of Vanderbilt University have been selected as 2008 Goldwater Scholars. Each will receive a two-year scholarship worth $7,500 a year for educational expenses.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Special solar telescope viewing to be held Sunday, April 5, as ending to ‘100 Days of Astronomy’
Apr. 3, 2009—Vanderbilt students will be able to safely see incredible features of the sun in all its naked glory on Sunday, April 5. The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory will set up its new solar telescope outside The Commons from noon to 2 p.m.