Vanderbilt Research Trending Archives
Jan. 19, 2017—The duration of exposure to daylight, or the “photoperiod,” may affect development of seasonal affective disorder by programming serotonin neurons in the brain, according to Vanderbilt University researchers.
Jan. 16, 2017—A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the fraying of neighborhood cohesion. The study, Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA, published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, is an effort...
Jan. 11, 2017—Larry Zwiebel, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Molecular Biology and professor of pharmacology, is trying a new approach to stop mosquito attacks — by revving up a mosquito’s taste buds. Barb Cramer has the story.
Dec. 16, 2016—Artificial kidneys, gay-straight alliances and junkyard batteries captured readers' attention in 2016.
Dec. 15, 2016—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2016.
Dec. 12, 2016—A set of initiatives, collectively now referred to as PIERS, The Provost’s Initiatives to Enhance Research and Scholarship, will build off of existing practices and identify new approaches aimed at elevating Vanderbilt University’s international research profile and continuing to enhance the university’s competitiveness for research funding, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.
Dec. 6, 2016—A new microfluidic device containing human cells that faithfully mimics the behavior of the blood-brain barrier is providing new insights into brain inflammation, the silent killer.
Dec. 1, 2016—The idea that healthy foods are universally more expensive drives consumer choices to a degree that it shouldn’t, according to a new Vanderbilt study.
Nov. 28, 2016—A laboratory study of four animal species and their microbiota finds that each species hosts a unique community of microbes that can significantly improve its health and fitness.
Nov. 15, 2016—A novel "origami" rapid diagnostic test for malaria has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Nov. 2, 2016—Twenty-five new endowed chairs named in honor of Vanderbilt University’s founder will expand the faculty in support of the university's long-range vision to advance teaching and research.