1918 flu antibodies resurrected from elderly survivors
Ninety years after the sweeping destruction of the 1918 flu pandemic, researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt have recovered antibodies to the virus – from elderly survivors of the original outbreak.
Family intervention may reduce risk for depression in parents and children
Cognitive behavioral intervention for families may help prevent depression in parents with a history of depression and in their 9- to 15-year-old children, new research has found. The study is the first to test this kind ...
Video: Testing Underway to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Type 1 Diabetes, which affects almost 2 million individuals attacking children and young adults, is the second most common chronic condition in childhood.
Researchers to develop novel drug detection technology using software that acts like a robotic scientist
(PhysOrg.com) -- Every time a person snorts cocaine, it doesn’t just go to his or her head: It also provokes a response in the immune system, creating special biomolecules that may serve as a permanent record of each exposure.
Studying how black holes grow
Black holes are some of the most exotic objects in the universe. They are the final evolutionary stage of giant stars much larger than the sun. When these stars explode, their cores collapse down to the size ...
Calculators okay in math class, if students know the facts first
Calculators are useful tools in elementary mathematics classes, if students already have some basic skills, new research has found. The findings shed light on the debate about whether and when calculators should be used in ...
'Mind's eye' influences visual perception
Protein on 'speed' linked to ADHD
A genetic change in the dopamine transporter – one of the brain's dopamine-handling proteins – makes it behave as if amphetamine is present and "run backward," Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators report ...
Teacher-designed performance pay programs offer smaller incentives to more teachers
Performance pay programs designed by teachers, for teachers, tend to offer small incentives to a large number of teachers, new research indicates.
Researchers pioneer an advanced sepsis detection and management system
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 ...
New research offers guidance for improving primary grade writing instruction
New research from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College offers guidance for teachers to help them improve writing instruction in the primary grades and develop stronger student writers.
Migraine mutations reveal clues to biological basis of disorder
Fifteen percent to 20 percent of people worldwide suffer from migraines – excruciating headaches often presaged by dramatic sensations, or "auras." By studying a rare, inherited form of migraine, researchers at Vanderbilt ...
Research about plant viruses could lead to new ways to improve crop yields
Researchers seek to make standardized tests accessible
Standardized testing is an inescapable part of modern education; however, these tests often fail to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities. Vanderbilt University Learning Sciences Institute researchers Stephen ...