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Raises for Elected Representatives Could Lead to Better Representation


New research shows that paying elected representatives more may result in better policies for voters.
10-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

When Being an Immigrant Makes It More–Not Less–Likely to Have a Job


Race and education shape employment outcomes for U.S.- and foreign-born blacks in surprising ways.
28-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Tiny Mechanical Wrist Gives New Dexterity to Needlescopic Surgery

A Vanderbilt research team has successfully created a mechanical wrist less than 1/16th of an inch thick -- small enough to use in needlescopic surgery, the least invasive form of minimally invasive surgery.
23-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

A Little Jolt Helps the Brain Get Back on Track

Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them.
8-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Creating Bacterial ‘Fight Clubs’ to Discover New Drugs


Vanderbilt chemists Brian Bachmann and John McLean have shown that creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs.
29-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Musicians Don’t Just Hear in Tune, They Also See in Tune

A new experiment shows that auditory melodies can enhance a musician's visual awareness of written music, particularly when the two match.
18-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Virtual Reality Sheds New Light on How We Navigate in the Dark

A series of immersive virtual reality experiments has confirmed that the human brain’s internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system recently found in other mammals.
10-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Study Suggests Improvements for ‘Care Transitions’ in Hospitals


Shift changes and movements of patients between different parts of a hospital are vulnerable times when mistakes are made, and a study from Vanderbilt University offers suggestions to offset the risk.
9-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

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