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The Tale Teeth Tell About the Legendary Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo


Analysis of the microscopic wear on the teeth of the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo reveals that shortage of normal prey did not drive them to begin killing and eating people.
17-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Method for Tapping Vast Plant Pharmacopeia to Make More Effective Drugs


Vanderbilt geneticists have developed an effective method for identifying the plant genes that produce the chemical ammunition plants use to protect themselves from predation and is a natural source of many important drugs.
14-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Forget Sponges: The Earliest Animals Were Marine Jellies


One of the longest-running controversies in evolutionary biology has been, “What was the oldest branch of the animal family tree?” Was it the sponges, as had long been thought, or was it the delicate marine predators called comb jellies? A...
7-Apr-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Will Congress Do? PredictGov Has a Pretty Good Idea


Users can look up any pending bill on PredictGov or find predictions through its partner, legislation tracker GovTrack, which now includes a “prognosis” line in its overview of each bill.
4-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Making America’s Power Grid Much, Much Smarter


A new, open-source software platform has been designed to support applications required to create a smart power grid and protect it from dangers ranging from terrorists to falling tree limbs.
29-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Flying Saucer’ Quantum Dots Hold Secret to Better, Brighter Lasers


Vanderbilt University chemists collaborated in research that ‘squashes’ the shape of nanoparticles to create inexpensive lasers that continuously emit light in a customizable rainbow of colors.
15-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Female Mosquitoes, Two Sets of Odor Sensors Are Better Than One


A team of Vanderbilt biologists has found that the malaria mosquito has a second complete set of odor receptors that are specially tuned to human scents.
17-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fish Eyes May Hold Key to Regenerating Human Retinas


Research into retinal regeneration in zebrafish has identified a signal that appears to trigger the self-repair process, raising the possibility that human retinas can also be induced to regenerate, naturally repairing damage caused by degenerative...
6-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rebuilding Middle Class Is the Key to Preserving Democracy

27-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT

History Suggests Medicaid Caps May Incentivize States to Shrink Their Safety Nets: Vanderbilt Economist

14-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Podcast on Evidence Law and Proof Started by Vanderbilt Professor


Excited Utterance, a podcast about evidence law and proof, has posted more than 25 interviews since its launch last fall by Vanderbilt Law School professor Edward K. Cheng.
9-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST

Suspicion of Muslims Has Historic Antecedents

31-Jan-2017 4:00 PM EST

@Vanderbiltu Expert: Investors Pricing in Expectations About Reduced Regulations, Missing Risks of Trade War with China


25-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Inauguration and Transition Experts Available


12-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST

How Copying Is Done Should Matter in Copyright Infringement Complaints


An artist painstakingly recreates the “Mona Lisa” using the same variety of paints, brushes and canvas as did Michelangelo. Across town, a factory stamps out hundreds of replicas of the iconic painting each day, using state-of-the-art printing....
30-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Expert Predicted Rise of White Nationalism in 2002


21-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST

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