March 7, 2013

An international group of investigators has identified seven new genetic regions associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common cause of blindness in older individuals. Read more...

Time changes this weekend; Vanderbilt sleep expert offers daylight saving survival tips


Moving clocks forward one hour in the spring means more daylight in the evenings, but that glorious after-work sunshine comes at a price: a groggy feeling on Monday morning. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, essentially erasing an hour of sleep. Read more...

Vanderbilt to launch new employee travel system


Vanderbilt is launching a new travel system that offers faculty and staff traveling on university business a better, faster way to book and manage travel and handle expenses for trips. Read more...

Bacteria expert Hultgren to deliver Discovery Lecture today at 4 p.m.


Scott Hultgren, Ph.D., an expert on the interactions between bacteria and human hosts, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture this afternoon at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Read more...

Slovis, Washington speak on behalf of VUPD on Capitol Hill


Vanderbilt officials headed to Legislative Plaza to voice opposition to a bill in the Tennessee State Legislature that threatens the ability of the Vanderbilt Police Department to protect the campus. Read more...

From Vanderbilt Medicine: "Stop. Look. Listen.: Solving Medical Mysteries"


Clifton Meador, M.D., cured his patient's three years of diarrhea with two simple questions. Agnes was a 27-year-old secretary who had had every test imaginable to find the cause of her persistent diarrhea: upper and lower endoscopy, several barium studies, a biopsy of her small intestine. She even had her gallbladder removed when gallstones were found. All the tests were normal and the diarrhea continued. Read more...

This week's VUCast is now live


Hear Chancellor Zeppos' vision for Vanderbilt's future. A new tool puts engineering students ahead of the competition and Vandy does the Harlem Shake. Read more...