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Combined Drugs and Therapy Most Effective for Severe Nonchronic Depression

The odds that a person who suffers from severe, nonchronic depression will recover improve substantially when treated by drugs and therapy.
19-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Size Matters When Convincing Your Brain to Eat Healthier Foods

Playing with the portions of good and not-so-good-for-you foods is better than trying to eliminate bad foods, according to a Vanderbilt study.
11-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Fault Trumps Gruesome Evidence When It Comes to Punishment


A new brain imaging study has identified the mechanisms involved in balancing blameworthiness and the emotion-driven urge to punish.
31-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Touted Benefits of New EPA Emissions Limits May Be Misleading


A Vanderbilt researcher says the EPA is being too expansive in how it measures carbon dioxide emissions
9-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Should the Government Be Legally Liable for Failing to Act?


Christopher Serkin of Vanderbilt Law School has the "startling" opinion that government entities should be held legally responsible if they fail to make laws protecting the rights of property owners.
23-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Consumers Like a “Partner in Crime” Whether They Buy or Resist Temptation

People are natural accomplices who like to conspire together to enjoy a small indulgence, whether it be tied to eating or spending, and conversely people like to resist temptation together when the stakes are higher.
17-Jun-2014 10:55 AM EDT

Grit Better Than GRE at Predicting Success in Stem Fields

Selecting graduate students in the fields of science and engineering based on an assessment of their character instead of relying almost entirely on their scores on a standardized test would significantly improve the quality of the students and...
12-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Guarding Against “Carmageddon” Cyberattacks

The tightly integrated computing and networking systems required to turn the nation’s freeways in “smart transportation systems” are currently under development. The efforts of the Smart Roads Cyber-Physical Systems project to identify cyber...
10-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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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

Vanderbilt Professor Bruce Oppenheimers Says Government Shutdown Is 'Policy Extortion’

1-Oct-2013 1:50 PM EDT

Peabody Education Experts Available for Back-to-School Stories

As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year, education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews on a variety of topics.
1-Aug-2013 4:00 PM EDT

How Bible Shapes American Wars Focus of Religious Historian's Research


Scripture has played a pivotal role in shaping America's justification for going to war from the nation's earliest beginnings, according James P. Byrd, an assistant professor of American religious history. "My research showed how important the Bible...
18-Jul-2013 2:30 PM EDT

Immigration Debate Heats Up – Vanderbilt Experts Available

12-Jun-2013 11:00 AM EDT

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