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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

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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

Broken Shoulder Leads to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery Study

Patients who undergo surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome can regain their typing ability within two or three weeks after the operation. That is the conclusion of a serendipitous research project that came about because a psychologist who studies the...
13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Faster (Cheaper) Method for Making Big Bioactive Ring Molecules

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A pair of Vanderbilt chemists have developed a faster, cheaper method for synthesizing ring molecules called cyclic depsipeptides found in antibiotics, anti-retrovirals and pesticides.
12-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Type of Psychotherapy Matters in Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A new study has found that the type of psychotherapy used to treat the gastrointestinal disorder irritable bowel syndrome makes a difference in improving patients' daily functioning.
12-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blood-Brain Barrier on a Chip Sheds New Light on “Silent Killer”

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The blood-brain barrier is a network of specialized cells that surrounds the arteries and veins within the brain. It forms a unique gateway that both provides brain cells with the nutrients they require and protects them from potentially harmful...
6-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Unique Premed Program Gives Future Healthcare Providers Tools to Understand Social Contexts for Health

Vanderbilt's Medicine, Health and Society graduates demonstrate a thorough grounding in issues of structural competence while remaining as competitive as traditional pre-med students for medical school, showing that the undergraduate years are ideal...
1-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Inauguration and Transition Experts Available

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12-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST

How Copying Is Done Should Matter in Copyright Infringement Complaints

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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

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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

Vanderbilt professors on the new president’s first 100 days

7-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

Bundy Acquittal, Trump Loss May Inspire Future Militia Action: Vanderbilt Expert

28-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT

Trump's Threat of Refusing to Honor Vote Has Dangerous Precedent

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20-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT

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