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Sporting Latest Tech Toy Can Make You Seem More Like a Leader


If you want to be perceived as a leader, new research from Vanderbilt University suggests investing in the latest technological gadgets is the way to go.
4/17/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Significant Progress Toward Creating “Benchtop Human” Reported


Vanderbilt physicist John Wikswo reported significant progress toward creating “homo minutus” – a benchtop human – on Mar. 26 at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Phoenix. So-called organ-on-a-chip technology is being developed to provide...
3/26/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Electric “Thinking Cap” Controls Learning Speed


Vanderbilt neuroscientists show it is possible to selectively manipulate our ability to learn through the application of a mild electrical current to the brain, and that this effect can be enhanced or depressed depending on the direction of the...
3/24/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Shifting Evolution Into Reverse Promises Cheaper, Greener Way to Make New Drugs


By shifting evolution into reverse, it may be possible to use “green chemistry” to make a number of costly synthetic drugs as easily and cheaply as brewing beer.
3/21/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Clint Eastwood Embodies America's Moral Quest, Says Film and Literature Expert


Clint Eastwood's more recent films reflect not only an extraordinary new level of artistic achievement, but also keen insight into and understanding of the nature of American society and its search for meaning and purpose, according to English...
3/19/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Brain Mapping Confirms Patients with Schizophrenia Have Impaired Ability to Imitate


A brain-mapping study of patients with schizophrenia has found that areas associated with the ability to imitate are impaired, providing new support for the theory that deficits in this basic cognitive skill may underlie the profound difficulty with...
3/13/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Nanoscale Optical Switch Breaks Miniaturization Barrier


An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles.
3/13/2014 4:20 PM EDT

Baby Hearts Need Rhythm to Develop Correctly


Vanderbilt researchers report that they have taken an important step toward the goal of growing replacement heart valves from a patient’s own cells by determining that the mechanical forces generated by the rhythmic expansion and contraction of...
2/18/2014 3:00 PM EST

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Vanderbilt Professor Mike Newton Helping Organize Syrian War Crimes Court

10/3/2013 4:00 PM EDT

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

10/2/2013 12:00 PM EDT

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

10/1/2013 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.
8/1/2013 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...
7/18/2013 2:30 PM EDT

Immigration Debate Heats Up – Vanderbilt Experts Available

6/12/2013 11:00 AM EDT

@vanderbiltu Peabody Expert Available for Comment on Supreme Court’s College Affirmative Action Decision

6/3/2013 12:45 PM EDT

Education Experts From the No. 1 Ranked Peabody College at Vanderbilt Available for Back-to-School Stories

Education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews. Peabody was named the No. 1 graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for...
8/10/2012 5:05 PM EDT

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