Latest Vanderbilt University Stories

2009-06-23 11:45:00

New research from Vanderbilt University indicates the way our brain handles how we move through space—including being able to imagine literally stepping into someone else's shoes—may be related to how and why we experience empathy toward others.

2009-06-19 13:01:36

Neural "noise" may cause you to miss important changes in your environment when you are concentrating on something else, new research indicates.

2009-06-19 06:30:00

Forget the old folk tales about snakes hypnotizing their prey - the tentacled snake from South East Asia has developed a more effective technique.

2009-06-16 15:47:04

Our tendency to see people and faces as individuals may explain why we are such experts at recognizing them, new research indicates. This approach can be learned and applied to other objects as well.

2009-06-16 07:45:00

When Jason Martin gives a talk about his research, he begins with the dramatic story of Mariana Bridi da Costa: The young Brazilian supermodel died from severe sepsis in January after amputation of both her hands and feet failed to stop its spread.

2009-05-09 07:15:37

Imagine a time when the entire universe froze. According to a new model for dark energy, that is essentially what happened about 11.5 billion years ago, when the universe was a quarter of the size it is today.

2009-05-03 12:05:00

Researchers say sedimentary deposits from more than 20 cores in New York and New Jersey indicate that some sort of violent force, such as a huge wave, swept the Northeast coastal region some 2,300 years ago.

2009-04-23 12:02:00

Herbie Hancock, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Music Impresario, Addresses the Bentley McCallum Graduate School of Business WALTHAM, Mass., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ann Moore, chairman and chief executive officer of Time Inc., will deliver the commencement address to approximately 1,000 Bentley University undergraduate students on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

2009-04-21 08:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness and Aegis Health Group announced today the expansion of a longtime partnership to better meet the growing consumer demand for health education and healthier lifestyle habits.

2009-03-12 15:36:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman John Conyers, Jr., (D-MI) will be the keynote speaker for the 11th annual National Freedom of Information Day Conference kicking off this year's Sunshine Week events at the Newseum and across the nation. The National FOI Day Conference, sponsored by the First Amendment Center, will be held on Friday, March 13, in the conference facilities at the Newseum located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue (6th Street entrance, Knight Conference...

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
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