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Autism Robot helps children

Apr. 16, 2013—An interdisciplinary team of autism experts and mechanical engineers at Vanderbilt University has created an interactive robot that can help children with autism learn. NAO (pronounced “now”) is the little robot “front man” for an elaborate system of cameras, sensors and computers designed specifically to help young children learn how to coordinate their attention with...

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Watch: Pope Benedict’s surprise exit enhances legacy

Feb. 18, 2013—Pope Benedict XVI's unexpected resignation will raise his stature among Catholics, even among those who sharply disagree with his policies, according to Vanderbilt Divinity School's Bruce Morrill.

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Watch Students Work on Virtual Military Design Project

Jan. 24, 2013—See how Vanderbilt University engineering students are driving the next big idea for the U.S. military.

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Little Leaguer is a diabetes pro

Sep. 27, 2012—Middle Tennessee’s latest celebrities are the 11-and-12-year-old Little League U.S. World Series Champions from Goodlettesville. But one young player already had quite a fan base built up at a Vanderbilt pediatric diabetes clinic, where he has been a patient most of his life. Luke Brown and his family are also long-time participants in TrialNet Type...

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Olympians and endorsements: The less we know, the more athletes sell

Aug. 6, 2012—They’re put up on a pedestal, literally. Though Olympic athletes seem like they would be the ideal celebrity spokespersons, new Vanderbilt research shows that true marketing success lies in keeping impressions high and real information about Olympians at a minimum. “For Olympic athletes or any celebrity, ignorance is bliss,” said Steven Posavac, the E. Bronson...

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Concussion testing for young athletes

Jul. 30, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall.

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Student Skull Sessions in Peru

Jul. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt archaeologist Tiffiny Tung leads students to Peru where they assist in groundbreaking research into the Wari culture, a society that existed over 1500 years ago. Tung is the recipient of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Cup.  The award is given annually for “the greatest contribution outside the classroom to undergraduate student-faculty relationships in the recent past.”

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Watch: How media coverage of campaign advertising influences election results

May. 18, 2012—How the media covers campaign advertising can influence election results. Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton explains his research on the 2004 “swift boat” ads and how media coverage impacted the election.

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Video: New, strong insect repellent discovered

Apr. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a new insect repellent compound that may be thousands of times stronger than DEET, the active ingredient currently in common mosquito repellents. This new compound is the first of its kind in the world.  

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How Cool Cap saved this baby’s life

Feb. 20, 2012—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has treated more than 200 babies with Cool Cap since 2006. Researchers are looking at ways to extend the therapy to premature infants.

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Dr. Michael Neuss: “How much progress has been made in the fight against cancer?”

Feb. 2, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Michael Neuss speaking about the fight against cancer. Neuss spoke Feb. 1 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA...

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Inside a Pred’s Coach’s Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Jan. 30, 2012—When the Nashville Predators take the ice—it’s all about strength, precision and teamwork. But when a beloved former coach with the Preds started feeling the harsh symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease—he turned to a team here at Vanderbilt. Coach Brent Peterson allowed VUCast’s Carole Bartoo and Mike Todd inside the operating room to witness his deep...

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