Vanderbilt Research Trending
Oct. 11, 2018—After studying layers of pumice, measuring the amount of crystals in the samples and using thermodynamic models, the team determined magma moved closer to the surface with each successive eruption.
Oct. 2, 2018—No politics is local anymore and it’s driving us apart, according to a new mathematical model of political competitiveness developed by political economist Mattias Polborn.
Sep. 5, 2018—There’s promise in specific immune system peptides—amino acid compounds that signal cells how to function. In this case, they may be affecting brain activity and, by extension, drug cravings.
Aug. 24, 2018—Running computers on virtually invisible beams of light would make them faster, lighter and more energy efficient. A Vanderbilt team found the answer in a familiar formula.
Aug. 10, 2018—The Office of the Provost has announced a micro-grant funding program for the 2018-19 academic year to help faculty pursue international research, scholarship and creative expression projects or to pursue strategic, time-sensitive opportunities for global research and engagement.
Aug. 3, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt students from a diverse array of majors traveled to the Central American island of Utila, Honduras, for a research experience examining the impact of tourism on the underwater ecosystem.
Jul. 16, 2018—Social Science One will study the impact of Facebook on democracy around the world. Vanderbilt political science professors Elizabeth Zechmeister and Noam Lupu will serve on the regional advisory committee focusing on research involving Latin America.
Jul. 12, 2018—Research tech expert and computer scientist Douglas C. Schmidt was named associate provost for research development and technologies by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.
Jul. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are combining their expertise in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computation to address pressing problems in biology.
Jun. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt engineers have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of blockchain-based technologies for secure, confidential sharing of patient medical records in a case study that demonstrates how blockchain could solve a huge healthcare challenge.