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How making an accusation makes you seem more trustworthy

Jan. 29, 2019—Making an accusation about unethical business practices undermines trust in the accused and enhances trust in the accuser, but only if the accusation is made in good faith, according to new research led by Vanderbilt business professor Jessica Kennedy.

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Nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch telling them to fight

Jan. 21, 2019—A team of Vanderbilt University bioengineers announced a major breakthrough: designing a nanoscale particle that flips on cells' defenses to fight cancer.

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Stress fractures and running wearables: The mistake that could mean injuries

Jan. 17, 2019—Working with an orthopedic specialist who advises the NFL Players Association, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik discovered that sensors only measuring the impact of the foot hitting pavement tell users little about the forces on bones that lead to stress fractures.

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Courts must not ignore explicit bias in discrimination claims, says Vanderbilt law professor

Jan. 17, 2019—Too often, courts will exclude or minimize evidence of explicit bias when considering discrimination claims out of an overabundance of caution, but that approach only further entrenches the inequality that gave rise to the claim in the first place, finds law professor Jessica Clarke.

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New analysis suggests lepers may not have been pariahs in Jesus’ time

Jan. 10, 2019—New insights into how disease and impurity were viewed in first-century Jewish society suggests scholars may need to reevaluate how they interpret Jesus' interaction with people affected by leprosy.

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Carbon labeling can reduce greenhouse gases even if it doesn’t change consumer behavior

Dec. 19, 2018—Carbon labeling may be an effective way to not only help consumers to choose foods with smaller carbon footprints, but also incentivize companies to make environmentally positive changes to their supply chains.

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Immigrant children in ‘tender age shelters’ at risk for psychological disorders

Dec. 19, 2018—The practice of separating immigrant children from their parents is very likely to lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health in adolescence.

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Lee popular as he enters office—health care top priority for Tennesseans: Vanderbilt Poll

Dec. 13, 2018—Medicaid expansion and vocational education are both popular among Tennesseans, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll.

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Vanderbilt radiation experiment flies on record-setting SpaceX launch

Dec. 11, 2018—A third Vanderbilt radiation experiment rode into space last week on a SpaceX Falcon launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The goal is to model and test key electronics components for radiation sensitivity.

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Ensuring trade agreements don’t undermine environmental protections

Dec. 7, 2018—Research by Tim Meyer suggests that selective enforcement of trade rules in unexpected ways has penalized renewable industries while propping up those that rely on exhaustible natural resources.

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Ethan Lippmann wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research

Dec. 5, 2018—The five-year, $2.5 million award supports Ethan Lippmann's goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier dysfunction impacts neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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The ‘clean plate’ mentality drives us to overeat. To-go bags can help.

Nov. 27, 2018—We’re more likely to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over, and we justify it by convincing ourselves it’s not as unhealthy as it is, according to new research by marketing professor Kelly Haws.

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