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What makes students stick with a MOOC?

Feb. 26, 2016—A new large-scale study took an in-depth look at persistence and engagement in Massive Open Online Courses.

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Sleep research for parents of children with ASD expanded

Feb. 25, 2016—The expansion of sleep education sessions through a research study will allow more parents to learn effective sleep strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Events on tap to raise awareness about the brain

Feb. 25, 2016—March is Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt University, and the public is invited to hear national experts discuss their research on autism and other brain disorders.

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School turnaround focus of five-year, $5M study

Feb. 17, 2016—Evaluating a new initiative to turn around North Carolina’s lowest-performing schools is the focus of a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Prostate cancer survivors’ risk of heart disease studied

Feb. 4, 2016—The 3 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States are likely to die from something other than cancer, thanks to early detection, effective treatment and the disease’s slow progression.

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Autism study links sensory difficulties, serotonin system

Jan. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have established a link between the neurotransmitter serotonin and certain behaviors of some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a link that may lead to new treatments for ASD.

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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

Jan. 25, 2016—A computer model has been developed that provides new insights into the food-energy-water nexus and can help resource managers around the world do a better job of weighing food and energy tradeoffs when water is scarce.

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Antibodies may be ‘silver bullet’ for Ebola viruses

Jan. 21, 2016—There may be a “silver bullet” for Ebola, a family of hemorrhagic viruses, one of which has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa in the past two years.

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VU investigators use magnetism to help isolate malaria biomarker

Jan. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a way to detect malaria that is faster and more sensitive than current clinical methods — a development that has the potential to make malaria detection significantly less expensive and more stable.

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Major grants bolster VUMC diabetes research

Jan. 14, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received more than $11 million in new grant support aimed at slowing the growing burden of diabetes.

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‘Sticky mittens’ offer clues to infant development

Jan. 6, 2016—Early motor training in infants may result in positive long-term effects in other areas of development.

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Black college students face hidden mental health crisis

Dec. 30, 2015—Black students are complimented for having "grit," while their mental health concerns go undetected.

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