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Store brand spillover can dampen profits for national brands and retailers alike

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers examine what happens when store brands in one category of goods, like soup, creates demands in another category, like canned vegetables.

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‘You don’t blow your diet on Twinkies’: Why consumers seek to maximize goal violations

Aug. 2, 2018—When consumers contemplate violating a personal goal (i.e., cheating on a diet, overspending on a budget), they often seek to make the most of that violation by choosing the most extreme option, according to new research from Kelly Goldsmith.

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Vanderbilt study links gene expression, disease association data

Jul. 27, 2018—An international team of researchers led by Eric Gamazon has integrated gene expression and disease association data to better understand the biological mechanisms of complex human diseases.

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Vanderbilt engineers’ smart grid platform joins new Linux Foundation energy project

Jul. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University is the first academic partner to join a new effort by The Linux Foundation to advance open source innovation in the energy and electricity sectors, contributing both deep expertise and a platform for smart grid applications

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Anthropology’s Ross to study children growing up in violence

Jul. 25, 2018—Norbert Ross will use theater and other tools to explore how chronic violence impacts children growing up in El Salvador in a three-year study funded by NSF and the Fulbright Foundation.

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Heard Libraries’ rebuilt digital footprint to enhance scholarship

Jul. 24, 2018—Library users will experience faster, more robust searches and other digital improvements that foster learning, thanks to the launch of a new integrated library system and more.

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Learning arithmetic refines the primal brain system for representing quantity

Jul. 23, 2018—A new Vanderbilt study challenges the causal role of the Approximate Number System in mathematical ability.

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History’s Lake elected to British Academy

Jul. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt historian Peter Lake is recognized as a major voice in the history of post-Reformation politics and the history of the English Civil Wars of the 17th century.

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Grant to develop method of measuring medical trust in African American men

Jul. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have received a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a new way to measure trust in African American men as it relates to health care.

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Understanding deaths from post-surgical complications

Jul. 20, 2018—Robert Freundlich and colleagues analyzed records for nearly 1.2 million patients and found that, among patients who died within 30 days of surgery, one in five had a complication independently associated with mortality.

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Fueling the MATE transporter

Jul. 20, 2018—In new research, Hassane Mchaourab and colleagues have uncovered new insights into drug resistance that could lead to the development of new anti-cancer and antibacterial drugs.

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Novel insights on “leaky” gut

Jul. 20, 2018—Disruption of the integrity of the intestinal lining or epithelium contributes to a “leaky” gut and is a common feature of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Yash Choksi, Christopher Williams and colleagues found that low levels of a certain protein exacerbated the condition.

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