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Creating Bacterial ‘Fight Clubs’ to Discover New Drugs


Vanderbilt chemists Brian Bachmann and John McLean have shown that creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs.
29-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Musicians Don’t Just Hear in Tune, They Also See in Tune

A new experiment shows that auditory melodies can enhance a musician's visual awareness of written music, particularly when the two match.
18-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Virtual Reality Sheds New Light on How We Navigate in the Dark

A series of immersive virtual reality experiments has confirmed that the human brain’s internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system recently found in other mammals.
10-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Study Suggests Improvements for ‘Care Transitions’ in Hospitals


Shift changes and movements of patients between different parts of a hospital are vulnerable times when mistakes are made, and a study from Vanderbilt University offers suggestions to offset the risk.
9-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Vanderbilt University Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant


Vanderbilt biologist Laurence Zwiebel has received a Grand Challenges Exploration grant to create a wrist-band device that vaporizes a super-repellant thousands of times more powerful than DEET to create a personal no-fly zone" that protects people...
8-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

World’s Smallest Spirals Could Guard Against Identity Theft


Vanderbilt researchers have made the world’s smallest spirals and found they have unique optical properties that are nearly impossible to counterfeit if they were added to identity cards, currency and other objects.
3-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Deciphering Clues to Prehistoric Climate Changes Locked in Cave Deposits


Jessica Oster and her colleagues have shown that the analysis of a stalagmite from a cave in north east India can detect the link between El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian monsoon.
22-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Locating the Brain’s SAD Center


Vanderbilt biologists have localized the seasonal light cycle effects that drive seasonal affective disorder to a small region of the brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus.
5-May-2015 12:00 PM EDT

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