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Microbiome May Have Shaped Early Human Populations

Vanderbilt mathematician Glenn Webb and NYU microbiologist Martin Blaser propose that the microbes which live on our bodies may have influenced the age structure of human populations in prehistoric times.
16-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

Forget Shouting: Guide to Productive Family Arguments Over Holidays

While many people try to steer clear of arguments with family members during holiday celebrations, two philosophy professors offer a better solution. Scott Aikin and Robert Talisse co-wrote "Why We Argue (and How We Should)."
11-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Mental Illness Is the Wrong Scapegoat After Mass Shootings

In the shadow of the two year anniversary of one of the worst mass shootings in American history, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, an extensive new study by two Vanderbilt University researchers challenges common assumptions about gun violence and...
11-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

A Wingman Can Help When Trying to Resist Sweet Holiday Treats

Looking to avoid gaining weight this holiday season? One key could be the company you keep during holiday parties, and what they eat.
10-Dec-2014 12:30 PM EST

A Dozen Ways to Go Green for the Holidays

Sustainability experts at Vanderbilt University have put together a list of 12 steps, big and small, that everyone can take to reduce holiday waste and make the season a little greener.
9-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Electric Eels Deliver Taser-Like Shocks

A Vanderbilt biologist has determined that electric eels possess an electroshock system uncannily similar to a Taser.
3-Dec-2014 4:45 PM EST

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

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Vanderbilt Historian Says Cuba Embargo Must Go Next


17-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

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

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