Vanderbilt University was established in 1873 in Nashville, Tennessee as a private academic research institution. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Vanderbilt 42nd among all comparable research and academic institutions globally. Vanderbilt is noted for its medical school, school of engineering, Vanderbilt has an undergraduate, graduate and professional degree curriculum with approximately 12,000 students. Vanderbilt Medical Center and research institutes attract a high level of funding from the National Institutes of Health. Exploration, a scientific on-line news service is published by Vanderbilt as well as other journals and news about current research.
Creation of the largest human-designed protein boosts protein engineering efforts
(PhysOrg.com) -- If Guinness World Records had a category for the largest human-designed protein, then a team of Vanderbilt chemists would have just claimed it.
New technique maps twin faces of smallest Janus nanoparticles
(PhysOrg.com) -- New drug delivery systems, solar cells, industrial catalysts and video displays are among the potential applications of special particles that possess two chemically distinct sides. These particles are named ...
World's smallest periscopes
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of Vanderbilt scientists have invented the world's smallest version of the periscope and are using it to look at cells and other micro-organisms from several sides at once.
Designing diamond circuits for extreme environments
There is a new way to design computer chips and electronic circuitry for extreme environments: make them out of diamond.
Echoes discovered in early visual brain areas play role in working memory
(PhysOrg.com) -- Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered that early visual areas, long believed to play no role in higher cognitive functions such as memory, retain information previously hidden from brain studies. ...
Stamping out low cost nanodevices
(PhysOrg.com) -- A simple technique for stamping patterns invisible to the human eye onto a special class of nanomaterials provides a new, cost-effective way to produce novel devices in areas ranging from drug delivery to ...
Nanotechnologists must take lessons from nature
It's common knowledge that the perfect is the enemy of the good, but in the nanoscale world, perfection can act as the enemy of the best.
New laser technique opens doors for drug discovery
A new laser technique has demonstrated that it can measure the interactions between proteins tangled in a cell's membrane and a variety of other biological molecules. These extremely difficult measurements can aid the process ...
Brain imaging predicts future reading progress in children with dyslexia
Brain scans of adolescents with dyslexia can be used to predict the future improvement of their reading skills with an accuracy rate of up to 90 percent, new research indicates. Advanced analyses of the brain activity images ...
Important brain area organized by color and orientation
A brain area known to play a critical role in vision is divided into compartments that respond separately to different colors and orientations, Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered. The findings have important ...