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Organ-on-a-Chip Mimics Heart’s Biomechanical Properties

Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, determine the effects that different drugs have on the heart and...
22-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Alien Particles From Outer Space Are Wreaking Low-Grade Havoc on Personal Electronic Devices


Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.
15-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Why Trump Should Tie Free Trade Agreements to Economic Equality

Citizens who have rejected the idea that free trade is always in their best interest might change their minds if free trade agreements included provisions to address economic inequality, according to a Vanderbilt University researcher.
15-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Polarization Snowballs Through Legislatures

How did politics get so polarized? Too many safe seats, partisan voters and 'wave' elections.
10-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Climate Change Helped Kill Off Super-Sized Ice Age Animals in Australia

Changes in the diets of the super-sized megafauna that ruled Australia during the last Ice Age indicate that climate change was a major factor in their extinction.
24-Jan-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Access to Health Care Strengthens Communities

New research on an aspect of the ACA/health care debate that hasn’t really been discussed—the social impact on communities. Vanderbilt professor Tara McKay was able to control for income level and other factors and still finds issues with trust,...
16-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

DNA Duplicator Small Enough to Hold in Your Hand

Left-handed DNA is the mirror image of the DNA found in all living things. It has the same physical properties as regular, right-handed DNA but it does not participate in most biological reactions. As a result, when fluorescently tagged L-DNA is...
11-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funds Vanderbilt Study of Health, Economic Effects of LGBT-Related Laws


A team of Vanderbilt social scientists and medical professionals will look at how laws affecting LGBT individuals and families affect their health and the economy.
19-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Podcast on Evidence Law and Proof Started by Vanderbilt Professor


Excited Utterance, a podcast about evidence law and proof, has posted more than 25 interviews since its launch last fall by Vanderbilt Law School professor Edward K. Cheng.
9-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST

Suspicion of Muslims Has Historic Antecedents

31-Jan-2017 4:00 PM EST

@Vanderbiltu Expert: Investors Pricing in Expectations About Reduced Regulations, Missing Risks of Trade War with China


25-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Inauguration and Transition Experts Available


12-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST

How Copying Is Done Should Matter in Copyright Infringement Complaints


An artist painstakingly recreates the “Mona Lisa” using the same variety of paints, brushes and canvas as did Michelangelo. Across town, a factory stamps out hundreds of replicas of the iconic painting each day, using state-of-the-art printing....
30-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Expert Predicted Rise of White Nationalism in 2002


21-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Expert: Meeting with Russia Early in Presidency Would Be a Mistake

14-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST

Expert: Overhaul of ‘Crazy’ Presidential Appointee System Needed

9-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST

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