Mar. 13, 2014—Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and Vanderbilt University have discovered a “missing link” in the structure of a transmembrane receptor that could lead to new treatments for autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Apr. 25, 2013—In an era of budget cutting and belt-tightening, how can science get more support from the federal government?
Oct. 4, 2012—Paul Teschan, M.D., professor of Medicine emeritus, meets with first-year School of Medicine student Mary Masterman to talk about their common history as top winners of the Intel Science Talent Search, which recognizes the best and brightest young scientists at the high school senior level. Masterman won the award and scholarship in 2007. Teschan won...
Jun. 14, 2011—Consortium will advance biomedical research nationwide.
Mar. 4, 2011—Watch video from the March 2 Thinking Out of the Lunchbox event. Holly Tucker, associate professor, Center for Medicine, Health & Society and associate professor, French & Italian, spoke on “What Our Medical Past Can Tell Us About Our Genomic Future.” Every era, particularly one deep in “Scientific Revolution” as we now find ourselves, necessarily has to...
Jun. 30, 2010—Vanderbilt University was named one of the best places for life scientists to work in academia by The Scientist magazine. It was the seventh time in the eight years of the survey that Vanderbilt was ranked and a substantial improvement from its 2009 ranking. Vanderbilt was ranked No. 12 in a list headed by Princeton...
Mar. 16, 2010—The brains of psychopaths appear to be wired to keep seeking a reward at any cost, new research from Vanderbilt University finds. The research uncovers the role of the brain's reward system in psychopathy and opens a new area of study for understanding what drives these individuals.
Vanderbilt professor offers key factors in recruiting minorities, women to critical science, engineering careers
Mar. 16, 2010—Identification of students with unrealized potential, continuous tracking of individual performance and intensive, one-on-one mentoring are key factors in successfully recruiting underrepresented minorities and women into the critical professions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Mar. 11, 2010—When cells move about in the body, they follow a complex pattern similar to that which amoebae and bacteria use when searching for food, a team of Vanderbilt researchers have found.
Mar. 9, 2010—Futurity.org, an online university news channel targeted to members of the public interested in basic research, has expanded beyond its North American base to include science news from leading British universities.