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Enzyme Helps Build Motor That Drives Neuron Death

The process, discovered in the axons of neurons, is implicated in Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and other diseases or injuries to the nervous system.
2-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Increased Health Care Access for Gay Men: Vanderbilt Study

One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.
11-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Why Federal Reserve Should Offer Bank Accounts to Everyone

Vanderbilt law professor and former U.S. Treasury Department advisor, Morgan Ricks and his co-authors argue that the general public, businesses and institutions should have the option to have an account at the Fed. They map out their plan in...
20-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Political Leaning Influences City Water Policies as Strongly as Climate

The team examined city water policies over the course of four years to create a database of water conservation policies. They also developed an associated index of the number of different categories of policies each city adopted and gathered data on...
19-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$8.1 Million Grant Funds New Center to Research Highly Aggressive Form of Lung Cancer

Vanderbilt University has been awarded a five-year, $8.1-million grant from the National Cancer Institute to serve as a research center in the institute’s prestigious Cancer Systems Biology Consortium for the study of small cell lung cancer.
8-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Team Cracks Code on Cheap Carbon Nanotubes Made From Toxic Air

Carbon nanotubes are supermaterials that can be stronger than steel and more conductive than copper. They’re not in everything because these amazing properties only show up in the tiniest nanotubes, which formerly were extremely expensive.
25-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Prehistoric People Also Likely Disrupted by Environmental Change

Prehistoric people of the Mississippi Delta may have abandoned a large ceremonial site due to environmental stress, according to a new paper authored by Elizabeth Chamberlain, a postdoctoral researcher in Earth and environmental sciences, and...
24-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Ultrasound Helmet Would Make Live Images, Brain-Machine Interface Possible

Ultrasound technology for the brain could mean real-time images during surgery, a better idea of which areas get stimulated by certain feelings or actions and the ability to get vital information without penetrating the skull.
7-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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