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Vanderbilt receives Gates Foundation grant to develop wristband mosquito repellent device

Jun. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt biologist Laurence Zwiebel has received a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration grant to create a wrist-band device that devises a personal "no-fly zone" offering protection from mosquitoes.

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Family reunification drives child migration from Latin America

Apr. 20, 2015—New research by Katharine Donato and Blake Sisk examines why children make the difficult journey north.

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Four ways to improve U.S. tax system

Mar. 30, 2015—VIDEO» The United States tax system could be improved by going back to its constitutional roots as a tax on upper classes that doesn’t apply to working class families, says a tax expert from Vanderbilt Law School.

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Standards and Testing: What’s Missing from the Current Debate

Mar. 9, 2015—Watch video of researchers from Vanderbilt Peabody College explore what’s missing from debate on standards and testing.

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Time when climate was topsy-turvy in Western U.S. aids climate prediction efforts

Feb. 23, 2015—Researchers have reconstructed the climate in the Western United States 21,000 years ago and are using the data to improve climate models that forecast future precipitation patterns.

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Education experts offer 18 apps that make learning fun

Feb. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt education experts explain that screen time is not the enemy. The trick is picking the right apps.

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Vanderbilt researcher working to fight human trafficking, slavery

Feb. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt political scientist Cecilia Mo has won a $1 million grant from the Labor Department to fight human trafficking.

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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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Study: Bad middle managers are just a reflection of their bosses

Jan. 26, 2015—Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study.

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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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What is the good life?

Dec. 29, 2014—Looking at similarities between different cultures can tell us a lot about what "the good life" means for everyone, says anthropologist Ted Fischer.

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Electric eels deliver Taser-like shocks

Dec. 4, 2014—A Vanderbilt biologist has determined that electric eels possess an electroshock system uncannily similar to a Taser.

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