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Adapting copyright laws to today’s dynamic digital age

Sep. 21, 2007—High tech trends like online music sharing, podcasting, blogging and streaming Internet video services seem to be evolving faster than you can click a mouse. But how are laws and business models changing to keep pace with these innovations?

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What chimpanzees can teach us about economics

Sep. 21, 2007—In a long standing enigma of economics and psychology, humans tend to immediately value an item they've just received more than the maximum amount they would have paid to get it to begin with. This tendency, known as endowment effect, is something some economists consider a fluke, but new research finds that humans aren't the only ones exhibiting an endowment effect.

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When proteins, antibodies and other biological molecules kiss, a new kind of biosensor can tell

Sep. 20, 2007—When biological molecules kiss, a new kind of biosensor can tell. A new and deceptively simple technique has been developed by chemists at Vanderbilt University that can measure the interactions between free-floating, unlabeled biological molecules including proteins, sugars, antibodies, DNA and RNA.

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Student study bolsters case for adding a rare sunflower to the endangered species list

Sep. 11, 2007—For several months last spring, the Vanderbilt greenhouse held more members of a rare species of native sunflower than are known to exist in the wild.

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Citing academic gains, researchers encourage testing educator performance pay

Sep. 4, 2007—New research from Vanderbilt University and the University of Missouri-Columbia suggests that performance pay for teachers and administrators often has a positive impact on student achievement and should be explored by states and school districts. Their findings are the result of a review of six large current or planned performance-pay programs and the U.S. Department of Education's $500 million Teacher Incentive Fund implemented under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Advance in effort to fight malaria by tricking the mosquito’s sense of smell

Aug. 30, 2007—By mapping a specialized sensory organ that the malaria mosquito uses to zero in on its human prey, an international team of researchers has taken an important step toward developing new and improved repellants and attractants that can be used to reduce the threat of malaria, generally considered the most prevalent life-threatening disease in the world.

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Educators must move beyond excuses to empower urban African American males

Aug. 29, 2007—Helping African American males succeed in urban schools can seem like an intractable problem, but applying some basic principles that empower teachers and students is a key part of the answer, finds Vanderbilt University education researcher H. Richard Milner. In a new article in the journal Theory Into Practice, he argues that teachers and school leaders must move beyond making excuses to turn around failing schools.

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Ten years after new law, fewer state convictions ruled unconstitutional; Vanderbilt study finds fewer convictions and sentences overturned

Aug. 21, 2007—A new study led by Nancy King, Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, finds that fewer state convictions and sentences are being ruled unconstitutional by federal courts.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt higher education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 20, 2007—Vanderbilt University higher education experts are available for back-to-school interviews on admissions, tuition, financial aid, rankings, higher education policy and reform, immigration and higher education, and more.

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Rocket-powered mechanical arm could revolutionize prosthetics

Aug. 20, 2007—Combine a mechanical arm with a miniature rocket motor: The result is a prosthetic device that is the closest thing yet to a bionic arm.

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The new Wal-Mart effect

Aug. 8, 2007—Most of America's low-cost stores have much of their merchandise made in foreign countries, like China. What's become better known, because or recent news reports, are the serious safety and environmental concerns that can arise from these foreign suppliers.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt professors are ready to talk about upcoming Supreme Court decisions

Jun. 26, 2007—The United States Supreme Court is set to make decisions on a number of hotly debated cases and a diverse group of Vanderbilt University experts is ready to talk about those cases.

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