Bill Snyder

Science fair tickles the brains of participants

Brain Blast 2011 featured 35 different ways to learn about the brain, guided by Vanderbilt neuroscience graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and other volunteers. More than 100 neuroscientists participated.

Cancer Center study snuffs out menthol myths

People who smoke mentholated cigarettes are no more likely to develop lung cancer or die from the disease than are smokers of non-mentholated brands, a new study shows.

Neuroscience drug discovery center opens at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a new Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to accelerate research that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and other disorders of the brain.

Two Vanderbilt scientists win Sloan research fellowships

Physicist Andreas Berlind and human geneticist Marylyn Ritchie at Vanderbilt University have each won two-year, $50,000 research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.

Vanderbilt scientists receive federal funding for two unconventional research projects

Figuring out how biological clocks evolved and extracting clues to environmental factors that cause cancer from electronic medical records: These are the goals of two projects that have been funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program.

Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department to Test All Adult Patients for HIV

This month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will begin routine and rapid HIV testing of all adults seen in the Emergency Department unless they “opt out” of the procedure.

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