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2018

September. The dream team of Greek scientists under the age of 45 (in Greek)
April. Three Vanderbilt A&S professors awarded 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships


2017

July. One amino acid, a whale of a difference
June. Vanderbilt evolutionary biologist makes finals of a national award for young scientists
April. Ancient sea creature unlocks a mystery of how tissue developed
April. Wisecaver named ‘Vanderbilt Postdoc of the Year’
April. New method for tapping vast plant pharmacopeia to make more effective drugs
April. Forget sponges: the earliest animals were marine jellies


2016

June. Insects don’t need noses to sense a stench
March. Bacterial resistance to copper in the making for thousands of years


2015

December. Una piattaforma contro la prematurità
November. New online tool created to tackle complications of pregnancy and childbirth
January. Blair senior finds connections between music and science


2014

November. Vanderbilt biologists contribute to major genetic study of malaria mosquitoes
May. Research is shaping the undergraduate experience


2013

December. Could comb jellies, close cousins of jellyfish, be the earliest ancestors of animals?
June. New algorithms force scientists to revise the tree of life
May. Untangling the tree of life
February. New method for researching understudied malaria-spreading mosquitoes
February. ‘Snooze button’ on biological clocks improves cell adaptability
January. What do beer, dogs, and soy sauce have in common?
January. Domestic just for the sake of it – the evolution of a fungus with good taste


2012

September. Ants have exceptionally ‘hi-def’ sense of smell
July. A dermatophytic divergence
July. The brewer’s yoke, the domestication of microbes
July. Sake, soy sauce, and the taming of the microbes
June. White rot fungi slowed coal formation


2011

June. Yeast genomes: Genetic codes for species of yeasts identified and compared
June. Jumping genes make the funny pages
February. What Darwin got wrong (in Greek)
February. Discovery of jumping gene cluster tangles tree of life


2010

February. New type of genetic variation could strengthen natural selection
May. Interview with Kriti TV on EMBO 2010 Summer School on Computational Molecular Evolution (in Greek)


2009

October. Trimming the tree of life


2008

November. Fine reading: the origins of multicellularity
April. Biologist awarded Searle Scholar grant
February. Genome of marine organism tells of humans’ unicellular ancestors


2007

March. We are family


2006

November. Spotlight: drawing the tree of life


2005

December. New study shows animal family tree looking bushy in places
Spring. Fossil genes: another gift from yeast


2004

September. ‘Fossil genes’ reveal how Life sheds form and function


2003

October. UW team clears up gene ‘trees’