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Religious bias still hurdle for presidential candidates, study shows

Jun. 2, 2011—Research by Vanderbilt and Claremont political scientists show a significant number of American voters remain biased against Mormons and other religious minorities.

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Stamping out low cost nanodevices

May. 31, 2011—A team of Vanderbilt engineers have developed a rapid and low-cost imprinting process that can stamp out a variety of devices that have unique optical, electrical, chemical and mechanical properties.

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An expensive abuse of justice? Why current habeas corpus must be reformed

May. 31, 2011—The legal safeguard habeas corpus is being used in ways it was never intended, resulting in a costly waste of scarce legal resources and taxpayer dollars, according to two researchers who have studied thousands of habeas cases.

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Trial tests novel treatment for heart failure patients

May. 27, 2011—A new implantable device currently being studied gives heart failure patients the ability to monitor their heart and take action when their condition begins to worsen.

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Why people with schizophrenia may have trouble reading social cues

May. 24, 2011—Impairments in a brain area involved in social perception may help explain why individuals with schizophrenia have trouble reading social cues.

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Haitians still believe in democracy after devastating earthquake

May. 24, 2011—A new poll shows that Haitians have reacted to a devastating 2010 earthquake much as expected, with one notable exception. The destruction and poverty caused by the earthquake have done remarkably little to erode confidence in democracy.

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Bacterial protein found in yogurt may alleviate inflammatory bowel disorders

May. 23, 2011—A protein isolated from beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and dairy products could offer a new, oral therapeutic option for inflammatory bowel disorders.

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What scientists know about cicadas

May. 19, 2011—Periodic cicadas, like those currently emerging in Middle Tennessee, play an important role in the local ecosystem.

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Why VW scored at the Super Bowl

May. 18, 2011—The reason Volkswagen’s Star Wars-themed Super Bowl ad featuring a lovable little Darth Vader worked so well may lie in its narrative complexity, says Vanderbilt marketing professor Jennifer Escalas.

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Teacher compensation ‘incredibly inefficient,’ new research finds

May. 18, 2011—New research from the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds teacher salaries have significant consequences on school staffing and workforce quality.

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Participants sought for study on aging in Down syndrome

May. 17, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers hope to uncover the mysteries of early aging in Down syndrome through a new study at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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Powerful NMR magnet a boon to research at Vanderbilt University

May. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s acquisition of a 900 megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer will accelerate studies on cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

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