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Deciphering Clues to Prehistoric Climate Changes Locked in Cave Deposits


Jessica Oster and her colleagues have shown that the analysis of a stalagmite from a cave in north east India can detect the link between El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian monsoon.
22-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Locating the Brain’s SAD Center


Vanderbilt biologists have localized the seasonal light cycle effects that drive seasonal affective disorder to a small region of the brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus.
5-May-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Researcher Reveals Top 10 Activist Hedge Funds for Investors


A group of researchers have produced a top 10 list of the best activist hedge funds for investors. These are the funds that make the most sizable investments.
30-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

New Insight Into How Brain Makes Memories


Vanderbilt researchers have identified the role that a key protein associated with autism and the co-occurrence of alcohol dependency and depression plays in forming the spines that create new connections in the brain.
24-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Family Reunification Drives Child Migration From Latin America

New research by Vanderbilt University's Katharine Donato and Blake Sisk examines why children from Latin America make the difficult journey north.
21-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

California’s Solar Incentive Program Has Had Only Modest Impact on Adoption Rates

According to a new analysis, California's aggressive incentive program for installing rooftop solar-electric systems has not been as effective as generally believed.
8-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Stop Complaining About the Moral Decline of Western Society!

Morality is not declining in the modern world. Instead, a new morality is replacing the previous one. Centered on individual self-fulfillment, and linked to administrative government, it permits things the old morality forbid, like sex for...
6-Apr-2015 7:00 AM EDT

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

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