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Crime, not money, drives migration from El Salvador and Honduras

Sep. 18, 2018—A new analysis shows that immigration policies designed to deter economic migrants do not dissuade migrants fleeing crime from seeking asylum.

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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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Age, race and gender split in political parties could lead to voter discrimination

Sep. 14, 2018—A vastly expanding gap in age, gender and diversity between the nation’s largest generation—millennials—and baby boomers is exacerbating voter discrimination, according to a Vanderbilt Law School expert.

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Study tracks incidence, timing of immunotherapy-related deaths

Sep. 13, 2018—Researchers led by melanoma researcher Douglas Johnson have answered questions about the incidence and timing of rare but sometimes fatal reactions to the most widely prescribed class of immunotherapies.

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Research reveals link between immunity, diabetes

Sep. 13, 2018—An immune cell called CD8+ is supposed to attack disease, but it can also contribute to inflammation, which can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

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Full disclosure? Companies adjust reporting strategies in the face of political uncertainty

Sep. 13, 2018—Temporary political uncertainty, such as a gubernatorial election, influences the frequency and types of disclosures managers make about their business activities, according to new research by Owen finance professor Josh White.

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What happens in Vegas stays on TripAdvisor? New research on understanding the role of narrativity in consumer reviews

Sep. 13, 2018—Online reviews that tell a story are more persuasive than those that don't, according to Owen marketing professor Jennifer Edson Escalas.

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Prompting people to listen to each other reduces inequality and improves group performance

Sep. 11, 2018—Reminding people that nobody has all the answers and everyone has something to contribute can reduce racial inequality and improve outcomes in group projects, according to new research by sociologist Bianca Manago.

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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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Faculty invited to fall research proposal development workshops

Sep. 7, 2018—L-POD, the Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development Program, invites faculty to two research proposal development workshops this fall.

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Unleashing TIGER on small RNAs

Sep. 6, 2018—Kasey Vickers has developed a new analytical method for to study small RNAs, a poorly understood component of the genome.

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Team’s findings could spur new treatments for type 2 diabetes

Sep. 6, 2018—New research by an international team that includes Vanderbilt researchers shows how a common diabetes drug blocks glucose production by the liver, suggesting new avenues for treatment.

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