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How the Hummingbird Achieves Its Aerobatic Feats

Although hummingbirds are much larger and stir up the air more violently as they move, the way that they fly is more closely related to flying insects than it is to other birds.
21-Nov-2014 5:15 PM EST

Life's Extremists May Be an Untapped Source of Antibacterial Drugs


Life's extremists, a family of microbes called Archaea, may be an untapped source of new antibacterial drugs. That conclusion arises from the discovery of the first antibacterial gene in this ancient lineage.
21-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

Gifted Men and Women Define Success Differently, 40-Year Study Finds

Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by mid-life they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction. Gender, however, played a significant role in how...
19-Nov-2014 9:30 AM EST

Entitlement Boosts Creativity

Generally considered a negative trait, entitlement, in small doses, can actually have the positive effect of boosting creativity
18-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

New Form of Crystalline Order Holds Promise for Thermoelectric Applications


A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory reports that it has discovered an entirely new form of crystalline order that simultaneously exhibits both crystal and polycrystalline properties and holds promise...
12-Nov-2014 6:00 PM EST

Regardless of an Elite Graduate School Degree, Undergraduate Prestige Greatly Impacts Salary


New research finds that no matter where you earn your graduate degree, the prestige of your undergraduate institution continues to affect earnings. In fact, college graduates who earn their undergraduate degree from a less prestigious university and...
13-Nov-2014 1:00 AM EST

Improving Breast Cancer Chemo by Testing Patient’s Tumors in a Dish


A team of biomedical engineers have developed a technique that monitors the response of 3-d chunks of a patient's tumor to determine how effective different anti-cancer drugs will be before starting chemotherapy.
28-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study Finds

Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all...
21-Oct-2014 2:55 PM EDT

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Social Media Partly to Blame for Busybody Culture, Says Professor

The recent explosion of social media in our lives and domination of the air waves by so many "experts" are among the reasons people don't feel free to live their lives as they wish, according to Philosophy Professor John Lachs.
21-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Immigration Debate Heats Up – Vanderbilt Experts Available

13-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Vanderbilt Experts Can Speak About Election Results

5-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Scientific Risk Assessments May Result in More Equitable Sentences


Chris Slobogin of Vanderbilt Law School backs the use of scientific risk assessment in criminal sentencing.
11-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Experts Available to Comment on Iraq

11-Aug-2014 11:05 AM EDT

Russian Food Import Ban Violates WTO Obligations, Attempts to Leverage "Big Ag" in U.S.

7-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Professor Mike Newton Helping Organize Syrian War Crimes Court

3-Oct-2013 4:00 PM EDT

Outrageous Behavior by Congress Causes Rewrites for Vanderbilt Poli Sci Prof's Book, Why Washington Won't Work

2-Oct-2013 12:00 PM EDT

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