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Characterizing ‘Keyhole’ Is First Step to Fighting Obesity at Cellular Level

A Vanderbilt team and their international colleagues characterized for the first time a complex, little-understood cellular receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger.
17-Apr-2018 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

An Unexpected Side Effect of Public Health Education Efforts in Brazil

Understanding of tuberculosis is associated with higher, not lower, stigmatization of TB patients in Brazil, according to a new “Insights” report from Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.
20-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Virtual Reality World Calms Addicts; Offers Low-Risk Place to Just Say 'No'

Opioid addicts and others battling compulsion around drugs or alcohol are using a new high-tech, low-risk method to practice saying no—through virtual reality.
19-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Companies Have Little Incentive to Fight Workplace Sexual Harassment

New research by Vanderbilt economist Joni Hersch finds there are not strong enough incentives to push companies to eliminate or mitigate the risk of workplace sexual harassment.
1-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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What Women Want-- How Personal Desire Impacts Pressure for Sex

New research finds young women who value their own desires as much as their partner's, are less likely to engage in unwanted sexual activity.
19-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Recyclable Resin Makes Wind Turbines Much More Sustainable

New composite materials make wind energy even greener by making the turbines themselves recyclable.
15-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Interdisciplinary Approach Yields New Insights Into Human Evolution

Vanderbilt biologist Nicole Creanza takes an interdisciplinary approach to human evolution--both biological and cultural--as editor of special themed issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
13-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

'Intellicane' Could One Day Help Flag Gait Problems, Falling Risks More Quickly

Falling is no joke when you're a senior citizen or have balance issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on a 'smart cane' that could help physical therapists spot and treat problems sooner.
12-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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We Can Go to Mars … Soon. Vanderbilt Prof Asks Whether We Should.

Astronomy professor David Weintraub asks: Do we have any inalienable right to destroy the bio-ecosystem of an entire planet?
20-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Vanderbilt's Keivan Stassun, Who Developed the Roadmap for NASA's TESS Mission in Search of Nearby Habitable Planets, Available to Discuss Mission

16-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Marketing Expert-Why Audiences Are Desperate for Positive Narratives at Winter Olympics

9-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Experts in Rhetoric, Federal Agencies, Foreign Policy, International Trade and Executive Power Can Discuss State of the Union

24-Jan-2018 2:45 PM EST

10 Tips to Safeguard Your Kids' Toys Against Hackers this Holiday Season

Web-based toys create a new set of security risks, M. Eric Johnson, a widely recognized IT security researcher and dean of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, gives practical tips to protect your family.
15-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST

Vanderbilt Expert on What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Government Shutdown

Vanderbilt political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer weighs in on all things related to the possible government shutdown—how much time Congress will try to buy, what deals need to be made, who's to blame and more.
7-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST

Expert on Mass Shootings & Mental Health Says Some Attacks Are Preventable

5-Nov-2017 8:05 PM EST

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Expert: Private Industry, Better Messaging Can Help Slow Climate Change

3-Nov-2017 4:55 PM EDT

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