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Article ID: 696432

Why Federal Reserve Should Offer Bank Accounts to Everyone

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Vanderbilt law professor and former U.S. Treasury Department advisor, Morgan Ricks and his co-authors argue that the general public, businesses and institutions should have the option to have an account at the Fed. They map out their plan in “Central Banking for All: A Public Option for Bank Accounts.”

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20-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696323

Political Leaning Influences City Water Policies as Strongly as Climate

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The team examined city water policies over the course of four years to create a database of water conservation policies. They also developed an associated index of the number of different categories of policies each city adopted and gathered data on the climate, water sources, population, economy and political leanings.

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19-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695884

$8.1 Million Grant Funds New Center to Research Highly Aggressive Form of Lung Cancer

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Vanderbilt University has been awarded a five-year, $8.1-million grant from the National Cancer Institute to serve as a research center in the institute’s prestigious Cancer Systems Biology Consortium for the study of small cell lung cancer.

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8-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695143

Team Cracks Code on Cheap Carbon Nanotubes Made From Toxic Air

Vanderbilt University

Carbon nanotubes are supermaterials that can be stronger than steel and more conductive than copper. They’re not in everything because these amazing properties only show up in the tiniest nanotubes, which formerly were extremely expensive.

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25-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Prehistoric People Also Likely Disrupted by Environmental Change

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Prehistoric people of the Mississippi Delta may have abandoned a large ceremonial site due to environmental stress, according to a new paper authored by Elizabeth Chamberlain, a postdoctoral researcher in Earth and environmental sciences, and University of Illinois anthropologist Jayur Mehta. The study used archaeological excavations, geologic mapping and coring, and radiocarbon dating to identify how Native Americans built and inhabited the Grand Caillou mound near Dulac, Louisiana.

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24-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694174

Ultrasound Helmet Would Make Live Images, Brain-Machine Interface Possible

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Ultrasound technology for the brain could mean real-time images during surgery, a better idea of which areas get stimulated by certain feelings or actions and the ability to get vital information without penetrating the skull.

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7-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Study: Transparency, Competition Key to Improving Legislators’ Performance

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Politicians will work harder at their jobs when their performance is reported to constituents early in their terms—but only where there’s a degree of competition from rival parties. These are the key findings of new research performed in Uganda by Vanderbilt's Kristin Michelitch, assistant professor of political science, who received an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship last year to research methods of holding politicians accountable in low-income, newly democratizing nations.

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2-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693876

Reconsidering the ‘Magic Bullet’ Approach to Drug Discovery

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Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new process that can rapidly and inexpensively identify personalized cancer drugs derived from nature.

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2-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Vanderbilt’s Sarah Igo Places Today’s Privacy Concerns in Historical Context

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What, exactly, is privacy, and how did it become a right to protect or a setting to be managed? Sarah Igo, associate professor of history and author of “The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America,” explains how questions raised by social media manipulation and financial data breaches fit into a long-running privacy debate in the United States centered on how and when individuals ought to be known by the larger society.

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27-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693253

Unraveling Genetic Mystery Next Step in Zika and Dengue Fight

Vanderbilt University

How a bacteria hijacked insect fertility remained a mystery for five decades, until Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Seth Bordenstein and his team helped solve it.

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20-Apr-2018 7:00 PM EDT
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