Feb. 21, 2020—The quokka, a small marsupial native to Australia, is an example of a species vulnerable to extinction in the country’s harsh surroundings. In a new study, researchers at Vanderbilt University demonstrate evidence for the dramatic decline of quokkas over the past century.
Feb. 17, 2020—Even a seemingly uncontroversial topic like school lunch nutrition can become politicized when the person advocating for it is a polarizing figure, finds political scientist Cindy Kam.
Feb. 11, 2020—Psychology professor Lisa Fazio conducted a study to see if asking people to explain why a headline is true or false affected their intention of sharing it on social media.
Feb. 3, 2020—In a new study, scientists at Vanderbilt report definitive evidence of a mechanism within ants that is responsible for unlocking aggression. The research—the first to pinpoint this mechanism and its precise role in ant biology—reports a social characteristic which could help account for their evolutionary success.
Jan. 16, 2020—For young patients, therapy works best when they are encouraged to become co-experts in the search for answers, according to findings from a study in Brazil co-authored by Dominique Béhague.
Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt engineers are working on a process that ultimately may allow patients to get blood test results fast.
Jan. 13, 2020—An international research team has discovered a new genetic syndrome caused by mutation of a single gene and named it CATIFA, an acronym for its core symptoms.
Dec. 17, 2019—An analysis by Kip Viscusi finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs from the U.S. economy and the subsequent impact on the nation’s health.
Vanderbilt archaeologists discover important medieval and Roman artifacts in ancient port city of Caesarea
Dec. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt archaeologists have uncovered clues to everyday life in the medieval Near East, as well as the best-preserved remains found to date of Herod’s Temple of Rome and Augustus, at the site of what was once a bustling port city on the Mediterranean.
Dec. 13, 2019—A new Vanderbilt report finds that children are highly influenced by what they overhear adults say about others.
Dec. 12, 2019—The holidays can be stressful - between wrapping presents, overeating, reflecting on the past year, and shopping for presents - there is a lot to deal with. But many of these common issues can be explained (and combated) with science. Read what our Vanderbilt researchers have to say about these common holiday stressors.
Dec. 5, 2019—A neatly wrapped gift will impress your acquaintances, but might leave your loved ones feeling let down when the gift doesn't live up to expectations, suggests new research by Vanderbilt postdoctoral scholar Erick Mas.