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Making high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how to make high-performance batteries using scraps of metal from the junkyard and household chemicals.

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VU Inside: Giving surgical robots a human touch

Oct. 28, 2016—Bioengineer Nabil Simaan is taking robotic surgical tools to the next level by making them incredibly flexible and situationally aware.

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Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark

Oct. 27, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt scientists have genetically modified luciferase, the enzyme that produces bioluminescence, so that it acts as an optical sensor that records activity in brain cells.

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Healthcare Solutions Life, Earth and Space Reporter Research Strategic Plan Trans-institutional Programs


Vanderbilt and TN Department of Education partner to support school improvement

Oct. 20, 2016—The Tennessee Education Research Alliance will carry out research with clear, practical implications for the state’s key education strategies.

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Virus carrying DNA of black widow spider toxin discovered

Oct. 11, 2016—DNA related to black widow spider toxin been discovered in a phage that infects the bacterial parasite Wolbachia. It is the first time animal-like DNA has been found in a bacterial virus.

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Healthcare Solutions Life, Earth and Space Research


Trump has sizable and stable lead in Tennessee: Vanderbilt Poll

Oct. 6, 2016—Barring a "cataclysmic event," Tennessee voters will pick Donald Trump to be the next president on Election Day, according to the new Vanderbilt Poll.

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Vanderbilt excavation begins to shed more light on the lives of early Peruvians

Oct. 4, 2016—Findings from archaeologist Tom Dillehay's dig at Huaca Prieta and Paredones include the world's earliest known use of indigo dye.

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Professor, Paralympian chosen to evaluate Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center

Sep. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt's Anjali Forber-Pratt has been awarded a grant to evaluate and bolster spinal cord injury resources.

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New rules for science researchers would mark an overdue ethics update

Sep. 16, 2016—New ethical rules for scientists who do experiments involving human beings are about to kick in. It's the first update in more than 40 years.

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Health and Medicine myVU myVU News


Longitudinal study of gifted children featured in ‘Nature’

Sep. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt's Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth is featured in the September issue of the prestigious scientific journal "Nature."

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Cave study designed to solve puzzle of prehistoric megadroughts in the western U.S.

Aug. 26, 2016—Paleoclimatic cave study in California is designed to identify the factors that made megadroughts commonplace in the western U.S. from 5,000 to 8,000 years ago.

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Life, Earth and Space Research


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