Vanderbilt Research Trending Archives
Dec. 13, 2015—Enrollment has opened for Case Studies in Personalized Medicine, Vanderbilt's latest free massive open online course, or MOOC. The six-week course starts Jan. 15.
Anatomy of a microscopic wood chipper: New observations reveal how an individual cellulase enzyme operates
Dec. 10, 2015—Biomolecular engineers at Vanderbilt University have obtained the most detailed measurements ever made of the behavior of an individual cellulase enzyme as it decomposes cellulose, the most plentiful polymer on the planet. Improved understanding of how cellulases work could be the key to producing advanced biofuels that can replace gasoline for powering vehicles.
Dec. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt music professor Doug Shadle wants American composers of the 19th century to finally get a fair hearing, more than a hundred years after they lived and worked.
Dec. 1, 2015—Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan released Dec. 1 in the journal Pediatrics.
Vanderbilt School of Engineering, partners awarded $3.5 million from ARPA-E for transformational energy technology
Nov. 25, 2015—A new $3.5 million award from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will support Vanderbilt University School of Engineering researchers' and their partners' efforts to create software that can control the Smart Grid – a decentralized power system that is more efficient, sustainable and reliable than America’s current electrical power delivery.
Nov. 19, 2015—A new generation of gamma-ray spectrometer being developed by researchers and students in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge program is perfectly suited for detecting valuable minerals hidden within the asteroids, comets, moons and minor planets in the solar system.
Nov. 19, 2015—Use of opioid analgesics is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for serious infections among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a Vanderbilt study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Nov. 18, 2015—A $1.5 million Vanderbilt study is partnering with Nashville's First Response Center to curb HIV and hepatitis diagnoses in young black males at risk for HIV.
Nov. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt engineers have discovered that adding quantum dots made from fool's gold to the electrodes of standard lithium batteries can substantially boost their performance.
Nov. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University scientists are a step closer to understanding how inflammation in the body can affect mood and behavior.
Nov. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt chemist helps craft call for major new research initiative to increase our understanding of the invisible world of microbes that surround us.
Nov. 3, 2015—The National Institutes of Health has awarded a four-year, $6 million grant to investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to develop an implantable artificial kidney.