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Why Washington Is Failing

Bad feelings about each other rather than competing ideologies keep Republicans and Democrats from encouraging their representatives to compromise and get things done, say the authors of a new book about why Washington won’t work.
11-Jan-2016 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Professor Offers Unsettling Look at Humanity with Study of People and Their Dogs


A Vanderbilt University professor has researched true stories of people and their dogs—some tender and some disturbing—to make a compelling case for re-thinking our treatment of both.
8-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Psychotherapies Have Long-Term Benefit for Those Suffering From Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A new meta-analysis has found that the beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting.
28-Dec-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Anatomy of a Microscopic Wood Chipper


Meet TrCel7a (pronounced tee-are-cell-seven-a). TrCel7a is a cellulase: a special enzyme that breaks down cellulose, the most plentiful natural polymer on the planet. The enzyme works like a microscopic wood chipper. It swallows strands of tightly...
10-Dec-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Renegade States Redefining Stodgy Trust Fund - Saving Millions for the Very Rich


A handful of opportunistic states are luring banking business to their economies with relaxed trust fund rules more favorable and flexible for wealthy customers seeking to safeguard their assets for future generations.
1-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Vanderbilt School of Engineering, Partners Awarded $3.5 Million From ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology


A new $3.5 million award from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will support Vanderbilt University School of Engineering researchers’ efforts to create software that can control the Smart Grid – a...
25-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Detector Perfect for Asteroid Mining, Planetary Research


The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events – one legal and the other technological – have brought asteroid mining a step closer to reality. The legal step was taken when the Senate...
20-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Quantum Dots Made From Fool’s Gold Boost Battery Performance


Vanderbilt engineers have discovered that adding quantum dots made from fool's gold to the electrodes of standard lithium batteries can substantially boost their performance.
11-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Congress in Danger of Losing Relevancy as Presidents Work Around It

By obstructing most legislation President Obama sends its way, Congress has weakened rather than exercised its power, says a Vanderbilt University political expert.
28-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

Political Expert John Geer on Negative Ads, Presidential Candidates & Voter Anger #2016election

19-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Experts Ready to Talk About Obama's State of the Union Speech

8-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST

Vanderbilt Historian Offers Unsettling Look at Bioengineered Near Future


While some people today feel driven to purchase the latest smartphone or other technology, historian Michael Bess worries how near-future generations will deal with innovations ranging from pills that boost intelligence to bioengineered body parts...
1-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST

Jim Rossi of VU Law School Can Comment on Federal Energy Case


14-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Medical Ethics Expert Explains Big Changes Coming to Research Studies Using People

The U.S. federal government is preparing to launch a set of sweeping new regulations that will have a major impact on how biomedical researchers and social scientists work. It will require researchers to change how they get ethics approval, how they...
5-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Same Fight, Different Decade. Vanderbilt Historian Explains What Lawmakers Keep Doing Wrong in the Immigration Debate

30-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Country Music Expert Can Comment on Death of Producer Billy Sherrill


4-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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