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Total Number of Neurons — Not Enlarged Prefrontal Region — Hallmark of Human Brain

New study has determined that the total number of neurons, not an enlarged prefrontal region, differentiates the human brain from those of other primates.
10-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Nanotechnology to Give Fuel Cells More Oomph

Researchers from Vanderbilt University, Nissan North America and Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to apply nanotechnology to fuel cells to give them more oomph.
8-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

LGBTQ Students Feel Safer at Schools with Gay-Straight Alliances

A Vanderbilt University study found that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances reported significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression and had a greater sense of personal...
25-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

These Days Fecal Transplantation Is No Joke

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Fecal transplants are increasingly being used to treat certain human illnesses and there is a major upsurge in animal experiments involving fecal material.
5-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Selfish Mitochondria Implicated in a Variety of Diseases

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A Vanderbilt research team has identified some of the methods that allow mutant mitochondrial DNA to act selfishly by circumventing the mechanisms that cells use to regulate mitochondrial activity.
6-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Weathered U.S. Flags From All 50 States and Their Intriguing Stories Featured in 'Flag Exchange'

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Mel Ziegler devoted extensive time and travel to collecting weathered and worn U.S. flags from all 50 states for his 'Flag Exchange' installation.
7-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Antidepressants: A Treatment for Bad Marriages?

Psychiatrists nearly always responded with prescriptions for antidepressants when clients complained of bad marriages, according to a new study spanning 20 years at a Midwestern medical center. The assumption that people struggling with their...
7-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Little Spark for Sharper Sight

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Stimulating the brain with a mild electrical current can temporarily sharpen vision without glasses or contacts, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.
29-Jun-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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