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Bioluminescent Sensor Causes Brain Cells to Glow in the Dark

A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to imitate fireflies and glow in the dark. The probe, which was developed by a team of Vanderbilt scientists, is a genetically modified form of luciferase, the enzyme that a number of...
27-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

White Supremacist Activity Spikes When Trump Talks Anti-Immigration: Vanderbilt Researcher


The presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has coincided with a large spike in white supremacist activity on the Internet, with Jewish journalists targeted in particular, according to a Vanderbilt professor. “The Trump campaign...
27-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Today’s Self-Taught Typists Almost as Fast as Touch Typists…as Long as They Can See the Keyboard


New study finds touch typists have a definite edge in speed over nonstandard typists but self-taught typists do nearly as well as long as they can see the keyboard.
18-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Virus Carrying DNA of Black Widow Spider Toxin Discovered


Biologists sequencing the genome of the WO virus, which infects the bacterial parasite Wolbachia, have discovered that the phage carries DNA that produces black widow spider toxin: the first time an animal-like DNA has been found in such a virus.
11-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Total Number of Neurons — Not Enlarged Prefrontal Region — Hallmark of Human Brain

New study has determined that the total number of neurons, not an enlarged prefrontal region, differentiates the human brain from those of other primates.
10-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Nanotechnology to Give Fuel Cells More Oomph

Researchers from Vanderbilt University, Nissan North America and Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to apply nanotechnology to fuel cells to give them more oomph.
8-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

LGBTQ Students Feel Safer at Schools with Gay-Straight Alliances

A Vanderbilt University study found that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances reported significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression and had a greater sense of personal...
25-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

These Days Fecal Transplantation Is No Joke


Fecal transplants are increasingly being used to treat certain human illnesses and there is a major upsurge in animal experiments involving fecal material.
5-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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