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Fish eyes may hold key to regenerating human retinas

Mar. 9, 2017—Research into retinal regeneration in zebrafish has identified a signal that appears to trigger the self-repair process, raising the possibility of inducing retinal repair in human eyes.

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Life, Earth and Space Research


Antidote for smoke inhalation injury

Mar. 7, 2017—Routine use of hydroxocobalamin should be considered for victims of smoke inhalation, Vanderbilt researchers suggest.

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Health and Medicine Reporter Research


New tool for combating mosquito-borne disease: insect parasite genes

Feb. 27, 2017—Genes used by the insect parasite Wolbachia to control its hosts' reproduction can be used to help control the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika and malaria.

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Life, Earth and Space Research


Using game theory to predict cyberattacks on elections and voting machines

Feb. 27, 2017—New algorithm can help identify vulnerable polling stations and spot tampering after the fact.

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Engineering and Technology Research


Alien particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronic devices

Feb. 17, 2017—Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.

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Engineering and Technology Research


Tie free trade agreements to economic equality: Vanderbilt researcher

Feb. 15, 2017—Citizens would be more supportive of free trade deals if provisions were made in the agreements to combat income inequality, says Vanderbilt law professor Timothy Meyer.

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Teacher turnover rates critical in TN turnaround efforts

Feb. 14, 2017—Both ASD and IZone schools are recruiting effective teachers, but the iZone schools are doing a better job of retaining them.

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Dementia linked to diet

Feb. 7, 2017—Some memory deficits observed in Alzheimer’s disease may be due to co-morbid illnesses – not the disease itself – and may be reversed by lifestyle changes or pharmacologic interventions.

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Health and Medicine Reporter Research


$1M gift to support research and immersion experiences for Vanderbilt’s Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jan. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science received a $1 million anonymous gift to bolster faculty research and student immersion experiences in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Amount of daylight may impact serotonin programming

Jan. 19, 2017—The duration of exposure to daylight, or the “photoperiod,” may affect development of seasonal affective disorder by programming serotonin neurons in the brain, according to Vanderbilt University researchers.

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Health and Medicine Reporter Research


Access to health care strengthens communities: Vanderbilt study

Jan. 16, 2017—A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the fraying of neighborhood cohesion. The study, Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA, published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, is an effort...

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Listen: Researcher attacking Zika virus by focusing on mosquitoes’ taste buds

Jan. 11, 2017—Larry Zwiebel, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Molecular Biology and professor of pharmacology, is trying a new approach to stop mosquito attacks — by revving up a mosquito’s taste buds. Barb Cramer has the story.

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