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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

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory: Don’t Try to Photograph the Eclipse. Take Pictures of These Instead.

Unless you have specialized equipment, a tripod, and some good post-production skills, your photos of the eclipse will be mediocre at best--and you risk ruining your phone. Take pictures of pinhole projections and shadow bands instead.
16-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer-Fighting T Cells Are Smarter, Stronger Than Experts Thought


It takes a minuscule amount of force to make T cells behave in the lab as they behave in the body. That finding is a leap in cancer therapy research.
11-Aug-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deciphering Potent DNA Toxin’s Secrets


One of the most potent toxins known acts by welding the two strands of the famous double helix together in a unique fashion which foils the standard repair mechanisms cells use to protect their DNA. A team of Vanderbilt University researchers have...
2-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Proven Smart Underwear Prevents Back Stress with Just a Tap

Unlike other back-saving devices, this one was tested with motion capture, force plates and electromyography.
1-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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