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Progress Isn’t Progress Unless It Happens for You

Economic progress can cause people to feel dispossessed and angry if they don’t feel like they are also advancing, according to a study. “The results indicate that a booming economy may not be the incumbent government’s sole insurance against...
16-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Filling the Early Universe with Knots Can Explain Why the World Is Three-Dimensional


Filling the universe with knots shortly after it popped into existence 13.8 billion years ago provides a neat explanation for why we inhabit a three-dimensional world. That is the basic idea advanced by an out-of-the-box theory developed by an...
16-Oct-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Autism & Innovation Center Established to Help People with ASD Find Meaningful Work

Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find meaningful and gainful employment while enhancing local business innovation. That is the purpose of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Autism & Innovation (VCAI). The...
12-Oct-2017 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cell Signals That Trigger Wound Healing Are Surprisingly Complex

Vanderbilt scientists have taken an important step toward understanding the way in which injured cells trigger wound healing, an insight essential for improving treatments of all types of wounds.
29-Sep-2017 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biologist Reaches Into Electric Eel Tank, Comes Out with Equation to Measure Shocks

Vanderbilt University researcher Ken Catania stuck his arm into a tank with small electric eel 10 times -- the only way to get accurate measurements of the circuit created by animal, arm and water.
13-Sep-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Artificial Intelligence Thinks Like People with Autism; Being Used to Develop Educational Tools

Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Computer Science Maithilee Kunda figured out how to write code that emulates the kind of image-based thinking many people with autism report. The result is a form of artificial intelligence that allows researchers...
6-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research on Fragile X Syndrome Reinforces Importance of Early Detection


New insights into the long-lasting effects of Fragile X syndrome on connections in the brain during early development highlight the importance of early detection and treatment.
25-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sugars in Human Mother’s Milk Are New Class of Antibacterial Agents

A new study has found that sugars in mother's' milk do not just provide nutrition for babies but also help protect them from bacterial infections, making them a new class of antimicrobial agent.
18-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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