Author: Heidi Hall
Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death
Aug. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt scientists have discovered a signaling mechanism that tells neurons to die, findings that could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.
Vanderbilt licenses compound to Nashville’s Appello to advance Parkinson’s therapies
Jul. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt University has signed a licensing agreement with Nashville-based start-up Appello Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to advance novel compounds developed by researchers in the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Silence, denial keeps America steeped in opioid addiction, Kennedy says
Mar. 14, 2018—Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy advocated for better treatment of mental health issues and spoke candidly about his struggles during a Chancellor's Lecture Series discussion on Tuesday.
Battery-switching device promises more road time for Tesla, Leaf drivers
Nov. 20, 2017—A device out Vanderbilt's engineering school reconfigures modules in electric car battery packs to be online or offline – depending on whether they’re going to pull down the other modules.
Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap
Aug. 1, 2017—"Performance-boosting super suit" hidden under clothing can be activated by a double tap to save users' backs.
Drug developed for arthritis could be first to stop heart valve calcification
Jun. 12, 2017—The first drug to treat calcification of heart valves may be one originally designed for rheumatoid arthritis.
New faculty: Kenny Tao uses optical coherence tomography to improve delicate eye surgeries
Oct. 10, 2016—Kenny Tao, a new assistant professor of biomedical engineering, brings his innovations in the field of optical coherence tomography and his wry sense of humor to Vanderbilt's laboratories and classrooms.
Class of 2016: Pranjal Gupta pursues chemical engineering, pre-med, film and more
Apr. 21, 2016—There’s the Pranjal Gupta dressed in kurta and pyjama, his feet keeping time with an impossibly fast Indian dance tune. And then there’s the Pranjal Gupta in a lab coat, peering through glasses at data on how children with autism integrate sight and sound.
Paralyzed by accident, grad student engineers his future with exoskeleton
Feb. 26, 2015—Andrew Ekelem, who has used a wheelchair since a college snowboarding accident, brings an invaluable perspective to the lab of mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb.
Capstone app project for MOOC to manage cancer patients’ pain
Oct. 24, 2014—1,165 budding programmers are participating in the university’s first MOOC capstone project – one that will result in a certificate for graduates and better pain management for patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.