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First-ever longitudinal study on LGBTQ+ aging is window into seldom-studied community

June 20, 2022—NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A four-year longitudinal study of older LGBTQ+ people in the South is being conducted to better identify the sources of stress and resilience for this infrequently studied population. Led...

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Lea named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar for outstanding early-career research and pursuit of interdisciplinary science

June 17, 2022—Amanda Lea, assistant professor of biological sciences, has been named to the 2022–24 cohort of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Azrieli Global Scholars in recognition of her outstanding early-career...

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Lea named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar for outstanding early-career research and pursuit of interdisciplinary science

June 17, 2022—Amanda Lea, assistant professor of biological sciences, has been named to the 2022–24 cohort of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Azrieli Global Scholars in recognition of her outstanding early-career...

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Vanderbilt LGBTQ+ Policy Lab founders conduct first research on health effects of legal same-sex marriage

June 9, 2022—NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Leaders of Vanderbilt’s LGBTQ+ Policy Lab have provided the first comprehensive evidence on the effects of access to legal same-sex marriage. Their efforts revealed that marriage access impacted the...

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The Hunger Games: E.coli Edition demonstrates how mutualism and cooperative behavior shape species

June 9, 2022—Vanderbilt and Arizona State University microbiologists explore the effects of feast and famine cycles on E. coli, providing insight into how the bacterial communities that reside in our guts, with...

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The Hunger Games: E.coli Edition demonstrates how mutualism and cooperative behavior shape species

June 9, 2022—Vanderbilt and Arizona State University microbiologists explore the effects of feast and famine cycles on E. coli, providing insight into how the bacterial communities that reside in our guts, with...

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Vanderbilt psychologists win access to neuroscience observatory to conduct ‘quantum leap’ experiments on predictive coding in the brain

June 2, 2022—Vanderbilt psychology researchers have won access to an exclusive "brain observatory" to explore a general theory around brain energy conservation known as predictive coding.

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Vanderbilt psychologists win access to neuroscience observatory to conduct ‘quantum leap’ experiments on predictive coding in the brain

June 2, 2022—A team comprising Assistant Professor of Psychology André Bastos, Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Alexander Maier and Ph.D. candidate Jacob A. Westerberg is...

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Research Snapshot: Discovery of mosquito survival tactics leaves room for new disease vector control tactics

June 1, 2022—Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria represent an ongoing global health crisis of (literally) biblical proportions. LJ Zwiebel has identified the biological factors that help female mosquitos mate, suck blood and sense...

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Research Snapshot: Discovery of mosquito survival tactics leaves room for new disease vector control tactics

June 1, 2022—Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria represent an ongoing global health crisis of (literally) biblical proportions. LJ Zwiebel has identified the biological factors that help female mosquitos mate, suck blood and sense...

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Amanda Lea named 2022 Searle Scholar, wins $300K to pursue research on effect of early-life environments on human health

May 20, 2022—Amanda Lea, assistant professor of biological sciences, has been named a 2022 Searle Scholar, an honor bestowed on 15 exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. Lea will...

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Amanda Lea named 2022 Searle Scholar, wins $300K to pursue research on effect of early-life environments on human health

May 20, 2022—Amanda Lea, assistant professor of biological sciences, has been named a 2022 Searle Scholar, an honor bestowed on 15 exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. Lea will...

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Esteemed astrophysics professor Keivan Stassun co-authors study for NASA on increasing diversity and inclusion in space mission leadership

May 18, 2022—Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, is a co-author of the study “Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the...

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Esteemed astrophysics professor Keivan Stassun co-authors study for NASA on increasing diversity and inclusion in space mission leadership

May 18, 2022—Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, is a co-author of the study “Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the...

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Vanderbilt researchers develop new evolutionary approach for identifying proteins that functionally interact

May 4, 2022—Graduate student measures the coevolution of genes in genomes; method may fundamentally change how we identify genes with similar functions.

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Vanderbilt researchers develop new evolutionary approach for identifying proteins that functionally interact

May 4, 2022—Graduate student measures the coevolution of genes in genomes; method may fundamentally change how we identify genes with similar functions.

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NIMH awards $3.4M to Womelsdorf to study how next generation of schizophrenia drugs affects brain networks, cognition

April 28, 2022—The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded a $3.4 million grant to professor Thilo Womelsdorf to study the underlying mechanisms of action for potential drugs to regulate cognitive function...

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