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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

New Reset Button Discovered for Circadian Clock

A team of Vanderbilt University biologists have found a way to use a laser and an optical fiber to reset an animal's master biological clock: A discovery that could in principle be used therapeutically to treat conditions like seasonal affect...
29-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Study: Bad Middle Managers Are Just a Reflection of Their Bosses

Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study.
26-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Electrical Stimulation ‘Tunes’ Visual Attention

Picking a needle out of a haystack might seem like the stuff of fairytales, but our brains can be electrically “tuned” to enable us to do a much better job of finding what we’re looking for, even in a crowded and distracting scene, new...
13-Jan-2015 5:00 PM EST

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

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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

State of the Union Address – Vanderbilt Experts Available

19-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

How Can We Get "The Good Life?" Anthropology Can Help Guide Positive Change

Using anthropology to look at similarities between different cultures can tell us a lot about what "the good life" means for everyone, says Vanderbilt anthropologist and World Health Organization wellbeing adviser Ted Fischer.
29-Dec-2014 9:50 AM EST

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