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Jun. 13, 2016—The first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of birds has found that they have significantly more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian and even primate brains of the same mass.
Jun. 6, 2016—Vanderbilt biologist Kenneth Catania has accidentally discovered that electric eels can make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver. In doing so, Catania has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by famous 19th-century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.
May. 19, 2016—New first-of-its-kind research from two Vanderbilt Law School economists contradicts conventional wisdom and finds a female applicant strongly raises her chances of getting hired if she gives personal information clarifying her resume gaps.
May. 6, 2016—How about shrink wrapping your hand to have an MRI? Or having a light in a cast to help heal diabetic foot ulcers? These are just some of the devices developed by Vanderbilt engineering students for Design Day 2016.
Apr. 20, 2016—For Ariel Helms, a genealogy search when she was young revealed a long-kept secret: Her ancestors were Cherokee Native Americans.
Feb. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. William Fissell IV is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an artificial implantable kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.
Jan. 29, 2016—In the latest VUCast: Learn about a breakthrough breast cancer test that determines which chemo works best on a tumor; see how obese children's brains are different than those of their healthy-weight peers; and find out how "sticky mittens" could help babies later in life.
Dec. 1, 2015—Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan released Dec. 1 in the journal Pediatrics.
Nov. 12, 2015—From a new product to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screenings to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt is helping find solutions, making discoveries and changing lives.
Nov. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt students are stepping back in time by digging in the dirt and getting class credit for it. They are doing an archaeological dig behind an on-campus 1870’s home of a Vanderbilt University professor and his family. Students are searching in the dirt to find items from the servants who lived in the smaller building...