Dec. 15, 2017—New clues to Alzheimer's disease, helping kids deal with stress, understanding why our universe is three-dimensional and—of course—electric eels all appear in this year's look back on the research stories that were visited the most frequently on Vanderbilt's website in 2017.
Dec. 11, 2017—A fundamental advance in the quality of an optical material used to make hyperlenses makes it possible to see features on the surface of living cells in greater detail than ever before.
Dec. 1, 2017—Marketers want to motivate consumers to act in their own self-interest, but they may be encouraging negative behavior such as theft or illegal returns, according to new Vanderbilt research.
Dec. 1, 2017—Corporations in different industries tend to donate to the same political candidates when their board members serve on the boards of international companies, too.
Nov. 29, 2017—The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats.
Nov. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt psychologists have discovered that when you shift your attention from one place to another, your brain 'blinks'—or experiences momentary gaps in perception.
Nov. 20, 2017—A device out Vanderbilt's engineering school reconfigures modules in electric car battery packs to be online or offline – depending on whether they’re going to pull down the other modules.
Nov. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt scientists have teamed up with the Italian Scientific Police to apply nanoscience techniques to improve the accuracy of forensic investigations.
Nov. 3, 2017—A Vanderbilt astrophysicist has been elected chair of a scientific study team that will advise NASA on science issues related to the international Laser Interferometer Space Antenna program.
Oct. 16, 2017—People who don't prosper when the overall economy does well tend to feel dispossessed and angry.
Oct. 3, 2017—LAPOP research shows that crime prevalence impacts economic progress in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras
Oct. 3, 2017—Vanderbilt scientists have taken an important step toward understanding the way in which injured cells trigger wound healing, an insight essential for improving treatments of all types of wounds.