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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

Study: Transparency, Competition Key to Improving Legislators’ Performance

Politicians will work harder at their jobs when their performance is reported to constituents early in their terms—but only where there’s a degree of competition from rival parties. These are the key findings of new research performed in Uganda...
2-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Reconsidering the ‘Magic Bullet’ Approach to Drug Discovery

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new process that can rapidly and inexpensively identify personalized cancer drugs derived from nature.
2-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Unraveling Genetic Mystery Next Step in Zika and Dengue Fight

How a bacteria hijacked insect fertility remained a mystery for five decades, until Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Seth Bordenstein and his team helped solve it.
20-Apr-2018 7:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Characterizing ‘Keyhole’ Is First Step to Fighting Obesity at Cellular Level

A Vanderbilt team and their international colleagues characterized for the first time a complex, little-understood cellular receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger.
17-Apr-2018 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

An Unexpected Side Effect of Public Health Education Efforts in Brazil

Understanding of tuberculosis is associated with higher, not lower, stigmatization of TB patients in Brazil, according to a new “Insights” report from Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.
20-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Virtual Reality World Calms Addicts; Offers Low-Risk Place to Just Say 'No'

Opioid addicts and others battling compulsion around drugs or alcohol are using a new high-tech, low-risk method to practice saying no—through virtual reality.
19-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Companies Have Little Incentive to Fight Workplace Sexual Harassment

New research by Vanderbilt economist Joni Hersch finds there are not strong enough incentives to push companies to eliminate or mitigate the risk of workplace sexual harassment.
1-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Vanderbilt’s Sarah Igo Places Today’s Privacy Concerns in Historical Context

27-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT

We Can Go to Mars … Soon. Vanderbilt Prof Asks Whether We Should.

20-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Vanderbilt's Keivan Stassun, Who Developed the Roadmap for NASA's TESS Mission in Search of Nearby Habitable Planets, Available to Discuss Mission

16-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Marketing Expert-Why Audiences Are Desperate for Positive Narratives at Winter Olympics

9-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Experts in Rhetoric, Federal Agencies, Foreign Policy, International Trade and Executive Power Can Discuss State of the Union

24-Jan-2018 2:45 PM EST

10 Tips to Safeguard Your Kids' Toys Against Hackers this Holiday Season

Web-based toys create a new set of security risks, M. Eric Johnson, a widely recognized IT security researcher and dean of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, gives practical tips to protect your family.
15-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST

Vanderbilt Expert on What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Government Shutdown

Vanderbilt political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer weighs in on all things related to the possible government shutdown—how much time Congress will try to buy, what deals need to be made, who's to blame and more.
7-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST

Expert on Mass Shootings & Mental Health Says Some Attacks Are Preventable

5-Nov-2017 8:05 PM EST

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