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Unique Premed Program Gives Future Healthcare Providers Tools to Understand Social Contexts for Health

Vanderbilt's Medicine, Health and Society graduates demonstrate a thorough grounding in issues of structural competence while remaining as competitive as traditional pre-med students for medical school, showing that the undergraduate years are ideal...
1-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Each Animal Species Hosts a Unique Microbial Community and Benefits From It


A laboratory study of four animal species and their microbiota finds that each species hosts a unique community of microbes that can significantly improve its health and fitness.
28-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mood Ring Materials – a New Way to Detect Damage in Failing Infrastructure

"Mood ring materials" constitute a new type of smart sensing technology that could play an important role in minimizing and mitigating damage to the nation's failing infrastructure.
22-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Finally, a Type of Face That Men Recognize Better Than Women

A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition.
17-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

‘Origami’ Rapid Malaria Test Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant


A novel 'origami' rapid diagnostic test for malaria has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
15-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Making High-Performance Batteries From Junkyard Scraps


Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how to make high-performance batteries using scraps of metal from the junkyard and common household chemicals.
2-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bioluminescent Sensor Causes Brain Cells to Glow in the Dark

A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to imitate fireflies and glow in the dark. The probe, which was developed by a team of Vanderbilt scientists, is a genetically modified form of luciferase, the enzyme that a number of...
27-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

White Supremacist Activity Spikes When Trump Talks Anti-Immigration: Vanderbilt Researcher


The presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has coincided with a large spike in white supremacist activity on the Internet, with Jewish journalists targeted in particular, according to a Vanderbilt professor. “The Trump campaign...
27-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Copying Is Done Should Matter in Copyright Infringement Complaints


An artist painstakingly recreates the “Mona Lisa” using the same variety of paints, brushes and canvas as did Michelangelo. Across town, a factory stamps out hundreds of replicas of the iconic painting each day, using state-of-the-art printing....
30-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Expert Predicted Rise of White Nationalism in 2002


21-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Expert: Meeting with Russia Early in Presidency Would Be a Mistake

14-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST

Expert: Overhaul of ‘Crazy’ Presidential Appointee System Needed

9-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt professors on the new president’s first 100 days

7-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

Bundy Acquittal, Trump Loss May Inspire Future Militia Action: Vanderbilt Expert

28-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT

Trump's Threat of Refusing to Honor Vote Has Dangerous Precedent


20-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Expert: Anger, Insecurity Complicate Presidential Race

17-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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