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2014 Re:VU brochures now available

Nov. 22, 2013—The 2014 edition of the Re:VU brochure, a concise summary of Vanderbilt’s vital statistics featuring the most commonly requested facts and figures pertaining to the university, is now available.

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Vanderbilt study links military service in Middle East with serious lung disorder

Jul. 20, 2011—A Vanderbilt study of U.S. soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan shows a serious lung condition linked to prolonged exposures to sulfur fires and burn pits.

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A stash of love letters results in Vanderbilt scholar’s first book

Dec. 8, 2010—Stormy Weather tracks evolution of African American marriages Long-neglected love letters between a domestic servant husband and his teacher wife have provided an important part of a new book that tracks how middle class African American marriages evolved in the early and mid 20th century. Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages between the World Wars,...

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Immigration and education explored in special issue of Peabody Journal of Education

Nov. 5, 2010—Immigration issues are as complex and varied in American classrooms as they are in the courtroom, yet answers on how to tackle these issues are elusive. A special issue of the Peabody Journal of Education released this month brings together research from a variety of disciplines to explore some of the most pressing topics surrounding...

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Mosquitoes use several different kinds of odor sensors to track human prey

Aug. 31, 2010—Origin of DEET’s repellent effect confirmed It now appears that the malaria mosquito needs more than one family of odor sensors to sniff out its human prey. That is the implication of new research into the mosquito’s sense of smell published in the Aug. 31 issue of the online, open-access journal Public Library of Science...

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Novel method of peptide synthesis promises to lower cost, increase availability of new drugs based on natural compounds

Jun. 23, 2010—A team of Vanderbilt chemists has developed a novel method for chemically synthesizing peptides that promises to lower the cost and increase the availability of drugs based on natural compounds. The new synthesis technique is described in a paper published in the June 24 issue of the journal Nature. Peptides are polymers made by stringing...

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