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Universitywide limited submission opportunity: Simons Foundation

Aug. 16, 2013—Vanderbilt may nominate one candidate for the Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS) award, which supports junior faculty for five years at $100,000 per year.

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Validating maps of the brain’s resting state

Jun. 19, 2013—A team of Vanderbilt researchers has provided important validation of maps of the brain at rest that may offer insights into changes in the brain that occur in neurological and psychiatric diseases.

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Shewa Adelekun wants to champion health care equality

May. 6, 2013—When Shewa Adelekun was 5, her family emigrated from Nigeria to New York City. Her father, a doctor in his native country, took steps to complete his medical residency in the United States. Her mother, a nurse by training, became certified in the United States and worked two jobs to help support the family. It’s...

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Mad as a Hatter: Global efforts to reduce mercury emissions

Feb. 18, 2013—Last month representatives of more than 140 countries agreed to the terms of a treaty called the Minamata Convention that would ban many uses of mercury by 2020. But the efforts do not go far enough, says Vanderbilt pharmacologist Michael Aschner.

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Evidence moles can smell in stereo

Feb. 5, 2013—Neuroscientist Kenneth Catania has resolved a long-standing scientific debate by showing that the common mole can smell in stereo.

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Vanderbilt neuroscientist honored by National Academy of Sciences

Jan. 17, 2013—Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, is one of 18 scientists who have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for their outstanding scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological and social sciences.

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Stanford’s Südhof to discuss how brain relays information

Dec. 6, 2012—Noted neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, M.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Despite their thick skins, alligators and crocodiles are surprisingly touchy

Nov. 8, 2012—Researchers have discovered that alligators and crocodiles possess one of the most acute senses of touch in the animal kingdom.

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Symposium honoring career of Ford Ebner Nov. 10

Nov. 7, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychology is hosting a daylong symposium to honor Ford Ebner, professor of psychology, emeritus, and professor of cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt. “Neuroscience Today: A Symposium to Honor the Career Contributions of Dr. Ford Ebner” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Wilson Hall, Room 126. The...

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Brain study provides new insight into why haste makes waste

Nov. 7, 2012—A new study demonstrates how the brain follows Ben Franklin’s famous dictum, “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.”

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VUCast: Gators Give Researchers Clues

Sep. 28, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: What these “sensitive” alligators have in common with humans.  Brainy bugs! Why ants are smarter than the average bug.  And a worldwide “girl power” movement comes to Vanderbilt.

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Sex matters: Guys recognize cars and women recognize birds best

Sep. 17, 2012—Women are better than men at recognizing living things and men are better than women at recognizing vehicles: That is the unanticipated result of an analysis of data from a series of visual recognition tasks collected by Vanderbilt psychologists.

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