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Making America’s Power Grid Much, Much Smarter


A new, open-source software platform has been designed to support applications required to create a smart power grid and protect it from dangers ranging from terrorists to falling tree limbs.
29-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Flying Saucer’ Quantum Dots Hold Secret to Better, Brighter Lasers


Vanderbilt University chemists collaborated in research that ‘squashes’ the shape of nanoparticles to create inexpensive lasers that continuously emit light in a customizable rainbow of colors.
15-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Female Mosquitoes, Two Sets of Odor Sensors Are Better Than One


A team of Vanderbilt biologists has found that the malaria mosquito has a second complete set of odor receptors that are specially tuned to human scents.
17-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fish Eyes May Hold Key to Regenerating Human Retinas


Research into retinal regeneration in zebrafish has identified a signal that appears to trigger the self-repair process, raising the possibility that human retinas can also be induced to regenerate, naturally repairing damage caused by degenerative...
6-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Using Game Theory to Predict Cyberattacks on Elections and Voting Machines


America’s president isn’t the only one considering the possibility of rigged elections. Vanderbilt University’s Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, spent much of last year researching how and...
8-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

You Are What You Eat, and Who You Know

Vanderbilt research shows being surrounded by high-status people may help you stay slim – but only if you're a woman.
6-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Tool for Combating Mosquito-Borne Disease: Insect Parasite Genes

Discovery of the genes that the insect parasite Wolbachia uses to control its hosts' reproduction provides a powerful new tool for enhancing biological control efforts for mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika and malaria.
23-Feb-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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Rebuilding Middle Class Is the Key to Preserving Democracy

27-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT

History Suggests Medicaid Caps May Incentivize States to Shrink Their Safety Nets: Vanderbilt Economist

14-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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

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