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Author: Heidi Hall

Earth Horizons partnership to boost minority representation in geosciences

Sep. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt and Tennessee State universities are joining forces to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities studying the geosciences.

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Earth’s oldest animals formed complex ecological communities

Sep. 17, 2018—Ediacara biota were forming complex communities tens of millions of years before the Cambrian explosion.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series announces fall lineup, kicks off with former NSA, CIA director

Sep. 11, 2018—The 2018-19 Chancellor’s Lecture Series will kick off Sept. 27 with Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency.

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What Google can learn from your Android phone

Sep. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt computer scientist Doug Schmidt has found that Google collects data around the clock from the phones of Android users in particular – their location, shopping habits, music, searches and more.

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Immune system emerges as partner in opioid cravings fight

Sep. 5, 2018—There’s promise in specific immune system peptides—amino acid compounds that signal cells how to function. In this case, they may be affecting brain activity and, by extension, drug cravings.

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VU teams take top two slots, $45K at 36|86 student pitch competition

Aug. 30, 2018—Two teams of Vanderbilt University entrepreneurs involved with the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps training program took home the top prizes at Tuesday’s 36|86: Student Edition pitch competition.

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Bowtie-funnel combo best for conducting light; team found answer in undergrad physics equation

Aug. 24, 2018—Running computers on virtually invisible beams of light would make them faster, lighter and more energy efficient. A Vanderbilt team found the answer in a familiar formula.

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Koala teeth provide insights into diet

Aug. 22, 2018—Paleontologist Larisa DeSantis' latest research confirms that the shape of tooth wear best indicates the kind of food koalas and kangaroos ate, not whether it was covered in dust and dirt.

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High-speed atomic force microscopy reveals clock protein interactions

Aug. 20, 2018—Prof. Carl Johnson and his team discovered on-and-off interactions between KaiA and KaiC take only seconds but combine to create a 24-hour oscillation of phosphorylation in a test tube.

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School of Engineering, 2U partner to deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt: two online graduate degrees

Aug. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and digital education company 2U, Inc. today announced they're partnering to deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt, a suite of two online graduate engineering degrees: a master of science in computer science and a master of engineering in engineering management.

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Soldiers, students meet up in the Wond’ry to revolutionize prototyping, production

Aug. 9, 2018—A Fort Campbell colonel recognized the potential in a match between Army engineers and the Won’dry and has launched a new collaborative process.

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Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death

Aug. 6, 2018—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.

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