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Vanderbilt and Pittsburgh to Lead New Center to Identify Toxic Chemicals


EPA is establishing a new center at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh to develop an alternative approach for toxicity testing to help evaluate the safety of the 80,000-plus chemicals in general commerce.
25-Mar-2015 8:00 PM EDT

Noted Prison Reform Experts to Share Insights at 'Re-Visioning Justice in America'


For the first time, three national experts on critical issues surrounding mass incarceration and restorative justice are featured at a conference hosted by the Cal Turner Program on Moral Leadership.
17-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Clever Application of Magnetic Force Enhances Laparoscopic Surgery


A team of Vanderbilt engineers is using magnetic force to design new and improved instruments for minimally invasive surgery. The use of magnetic actuation allows them to create tools that are more flexible and more powerful than conventional...
2-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EST

Results Challenge Conventional Wisdom About Where the Brain Begins Processing Visual Information


Results of a brain mapping study challenge conventional wisdom that the "magic" which transforms visual information into the three-dimensional world that we perceive all occurs in the visual cortex.
2-Mar-2015 11:00 AM EST

Time When Southwest Was Wet and Northwest Was Dry Aids Efforts to Predict Future Rainfall Patterns


A team of scientists from Vanderbilt and Stanford universities have created the first comprehensive map of the topsy-turvy climate in the western U.S, 21,000 years ago when Southwest was wet and the Northwest was dry and are using it to test and...
19-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

New Insight Into How Brain Performs “Mental Time Travel”


New brain mapping study pinpoints the areas of the brain responsible for “mental time travel.”
13-Feb-2015 7:00 PM EST

Elite College Athletes Should Be Paid: Economists

The NCAA recently voted to allow schools to begin compensating its student-athletes for their entire cost of attendance, but economists from Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago say it’s not nearly enough.
5-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Circadian Clock – Angelman Syndrome Link Established


Vanderbilt biologists have found a direct link between the biological clock and Angelman syndrome, a neurogenetic disorder that occurs in more than one in every 15,000 live births. The link may provide a valuable way to judge the effectiveness of...
3-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

Four Ways to Improve U.S. Tax System -- Vanderbilt Tax Expert Suggests Looking to Our Roots

30-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Vanderbilt Expert Available to Speak About Payday Loans


26-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Expert Explains How the Supreme Court Should Rule on Latest Affordable Care Act Lawsuit


23-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Vanderbilt Education Experts Offer 18 Apps Making Learning Fun

When chosen wisely, apps can help a child learn important skills such as reading, algebra, fractions and even computer coding—all while having fun. Vanderbilt experts give tips on picking a great app and list their favorites.
13-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Vanderbilt Researcher Working to Fight Human Trafficking, Slavery

Vanderbilt researcher Cecilia Mo is using a $1 million grant from the Labor Department to combat human trafficking.
3-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

Super Bowl Advertising: Vanderbilt Marketing Experts Available

29-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Award-Winning Poet Gives Voice to Traumatic Memories


Beth Bachmann, whose first poetry collection explored how her world changed through a violent personal loss, has expanded her focus to the psychological effect of traumatic memories on soldiers and others affected by war.
26-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

James Holmes Mass Shooting Trial-- Vanderbilt Mental Health & Gun Violence Expert Available with New Research

19-Jan-2015 12:55 PM EST

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