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Rebuilding middle class is the key to preserving democracy

Mar. 24, 2017—Law professor Ganesh Sitaraman: "Our Constitution wasn’t designed for a country with significant economic inequality."

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‘Flying saucer’ quantum dots hold secret to better, brighter lasers

Mar. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University chemists collaborated in research that ‘squashes’ the shape of nanoparticles to create inexpensive lasers that continuously emit light in a customizable rainbow of colors.

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For female mosquitoes, two sets of odor sensors are better than one

Mar. 15, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt biologists has found that the malaria mosquito has a second complete set of odor receptors that are specially tuned to human scents.

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Institute holds vital role in protecting military’s interests in avionics software

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems will operate a registry of standard-meeting software that can be used across military aircraft, saving time and money.

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Fish eyes may hold key to regenerating human retinas

Mar. 9, 2017—Research into retinal regeneration in zebrafish has identified a signal that appears to trigger the self-repair process, raising the possibility of inducing retinal repair in human eyes.

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You are what you eat – and who you know

Mar. 6, 2017—New research shows being surrounded by high-status people may help you stay slim – but only if you're a woman.

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New tool for combating mosquito-borne disease: insect parasite genes

Feb. 27, 2017—Genes used by the insect parasite Wolbachia to control its hosts' reproduction can be used to help control the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika and malaria.

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Using game theory to predict cyberattacks on elections and voting machines

Feb. 27, 2017—New algorithm can help identify vulnerable polling stations and spot tampering after the fact.

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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

Feb. 22, 2017—Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, develop heart drugs.

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New system will guide behavior analysis in the classroom

Feb. 21, 2017—Blair Lloyd's study is supported by a $400,000 early career grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.

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Alien particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronic devices

Feb. 17, 2017—Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.

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Tie free trade agreements to economic equality: Vanderbilt researcher

Feb. 15, 2017—Citizens would be more supportive of free trade deals if provisions were made in the agreements to combat income inequality, says Vanderbilt law professor Timothy Meyer.

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