Research Snapshot: Study proves poor maternal heart health results in preterm birth, low birthweight and cesarean birth
May. 13, 2021—Maternal health researcher James Muchira confirms poor maternal heart health results in adverse childbirth outcomes in the United States; hypertension is the strongest predictor of this association, with disparities observed along racial lines. Est. reading time: 2 mins.
Research Snapshot: Neuroimaging study discovers alterations in brain circuits that contribute to alcohol use disorder
May. 11, 2021—Research Snapshot: Neuroimaging research is the first to show an area of the brain’s role in early abstinence from alcohol, revealing key sex differences. Est. reading time 2.5 mins.
May. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt astronomers lead group that created the roadmap for studying supermassive black holes after detecting the low-frequency gravitational waves they create. Est. reading time: 2 mins.
Research Snapshot: New Vanderbilt-led research explores human migration changes during the COVID-19 pandemic
Apr. 20, 2021—The choice of where to live is a major economic and social decision and includes factors such as labor markets, schools, housing costs and access to amenities. In 2020, new research shows, a new factor made a prominent appearance: the COVID-19 pandemic. But the way it showed up might not be what you’d expect.
Research Snapshot: Media consumption and political attentiveness data shed new light on political polarization in U.S.
Apr. 8, 2021—Research Snapshot: Eunji Kim finds that politics have become more like sports than ever before: It is easier to watch partisan news when your political party is winning. Est. reading time: 75 seconds.
Research Snapshot: New microscopy technique of electron distributions and theory unveils a feature that can shape applications of a class of quantum materials
Apr. 7, 2021—Theory and experimental data on an electride, a member of a class of exotic materials, unveil new secrets that may impact technology developments. Est. reading time: 2 mins.
Research Snapshot: Vanderbilt psychology research shows people more willing to take COVID-19 vaccine to benefit society
Apr. 1, 2021—Research Snapshot: Behavioral science identifies best way to convince people to get vaccinated. Est reading time: 1.5 minutes
Mar. 25, 2021—Research snapshot: Study shows promise to bring back strain-relieving wearable tech to last-mile delivery drivers, heavy-lifting jobs and other essential workers, including those strained during pandemic. Est. reading time: 1.5 minutes