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Listen: Divinity professor offers new look at Book of Judges

Dec. 6, 2013—Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, offers a new appreciation of the first 12 chapters of the book of Judges in a forthcoming book that is part of the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary Series.

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Second annual Golden Goose Awards presented in Washington

Sep. 20, 2013—The Golden Goose Award recognizes significant contributions to scientific understanding through federally funded basic research—research conducted with the goal of increasing scientific understanding rather than providing a solution to a specific problem.

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Vanderbilt Medicine: The sequestration era

Sep. 18, 2013—Efforts by the federal government to control the nation’s spiraling budget deficit, including sequestration that took effect on March 1, have created the potential for significant impact to Medicare’s long-standing support for graduate medical education and could limit the ability of the nation’s academic medical centers to care for patients and train the next generation of physicians, says Donald Brady, senior associate dean of Graduate Medical Education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Controversial info release aids VUMC bird flu research

Sep. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt research shows that human antibodies to the natural strain of H5N1 also protected against a dangerous lab-created airborne strain developed several years ago by scientists in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin.

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Antipsychotic drug use in children for mood/behavior disorders increases type 2 diabetes risk

Aug. 22, 2013—Prescribing “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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Discover Vanderbilt’s latest research at Research News @ Vanderbilt

Aug. 20, 2013—Subscribe to Research News @ Vanderbilt to receive a weekly roundup of Vanderbilt's research news every Friday.

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Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 22

Aug. 16, 2013—The Vanderbilt Fall Faculty Assembly will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Student Life Center’s Commodore Ballroom.

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Early spatial reasoning predicts later creativity and innovation, especially in STEM fields

Jul. 15, 2013—A new Peabody study found that early spatial ability – the skill required to mentally manipulate 2D and 3D objects – predicts the development of new knowledge, and especially innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) domains, above and beyond more traditional measures of mathematical and verbal ability.

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Science Magazine: How long can the U.S. stay on top?

Jun. 28, 2013—In an era of stagnating government support for academic science, officials at many top research universities are looking to private philanthropy and increased efficiencies to maintain their elite status. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.

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Research effort seeks to improve home care for kidney failure patients

Jun. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt nephrologist, Thomas Golper, M.D., professor of Medicine in Nephrology and Hypertension, is leading an effort to form a research consortium with a goal of improving care for kidney failure patients who receive a form of home dialysis.

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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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Chancellor joins Tennessee leaders to press for federal research funding

Jun. 17, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other state leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research.

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