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A VU Inside: Engineer uses cotton candy to build artificial blood vessels

Mar. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Leon Bellan is creating artificial human blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin.

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Legal expert explains how Supreme Court should rule in Affordable Care Act suit

Feb. 23, 2015—The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Vanderbilt University legal expert James Blumstein says the true issue surrounding the King v. Burwell case is separation of powers.

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Super Bowl advertising: Vanderbilt marketing experts available

Jan. 29, 2015—Everyone knows that the second biggest competition on Super Bowl Sunday is the battle over advertising. Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management experts are available to talk about trends in Super Bowl advertising.

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James Holmes mass shooting trial – mental health and gun violence expert available

Jan. 19, 2015—Jury selection is set to begin in the mass shooting trial James Holmes. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 more when he allegedly opened fire in a Colorado movie theatre in 2012. Vanderbilt psychiatrist, sociologist director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society Dr. Jonathan Metzl, is an expert on gun violence and mental illness.

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State of the Union address – Vanderbilt experts available

Jan. 19, 2015—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 20 for his State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available to comment.

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Mental Illness is the wrong scapegoat after mass shootings

Dec. 11, 2014—An extensive new study by two Vanderbilt University researchers challenges common assumptions about gun violence and mental illness that often emerge in the aftermath of mass shootings.

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Immigration debate heats up – Vanderbilt experts available

Nov. 13, 2014—In light of President Obama’s plan to overhaul the immigration enforcement system and the continued debate over comprehensive immigration reform, Vanderbilt has an array of experts available who are researching various aspects of the immigration debate.

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Regardless of an elite graduate school degree, undergraduate prestige greatly impacts salary

Nov. 13, 2014—People who earn their undergraduate degree from a less prestigious university and a graduate degree from an elite university earn much less than those who attend both an elite undergraduate and graduate school. And it is unlikely their salary will ever catch up.

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Overweight women lose in the labor market: Vanderbilt study

Oct. 21, 2014—Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage, public-facing positions; and make less money compared to men and average-size women.

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Leadership, diversity, academic talent define newest Vanderbilt class

Sep. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s newest class is the most academically prepared and the most ethnically, economically and geographically diverse in Vanderbilt’s history

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Vanderbilt expert: Mental illness is often not to blame in mass shootings

Apr. 8, 2014—When a mass shooting occurs there are often two camps of thought: those who feel the country needs stronger gun laws and those who blame the horrific act on mental illness.

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Nashville team’s ‘Harmony House’ scores a spot in international Solar Decathlon

Feb. 14, 2014—Team Music City, an interdisciplinary group from Vanderbilt, MTSU and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, has been selected to compete in the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2015, challenging students to design and build a functioning, energy-efficient, solar-powered house.

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