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2009-06-16 15:47:04

Our tendency to see people and faces as individuals may explain why we are such experts at recognizing them, new research indicates. This approach can be learned and applied to other objects as well."This new research adds to the evidence that the brain processes faces differently because of our expertise with them. It also tells us what it is about our experience with faces that leads us to treat them holistically," Isabel Gauthier, associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University...

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2009-06-16 07:45:00

When Jason Martin gives a talk about his research, he begins with the dramatic story of Mariana Bridi da Costa: The young Brazilian supermodel died from severe sepsis in January after amputation of both her hands and feet failed to stop its spread.Martin, who is a fellow in allergy, pulmonary and critical care medicine, is part of an interdisciplinary team at Vanderbilt University that has come up with a high-tech approach to combat this deadly illness, which is one of the top 10 causes of...

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2009-05-09 07:15:37

New dark energy model includes cosmological phase transition Imagine a time when the entire universe froze. According to a new model for dark energy, that is essentially what happened about 11.5 billion years ago, when the universe was a quarter of the size it is today. The model, published online May 6 in the journal Physical Review D, was developed by Research Associate Sourish Dutta and Professor of Physics Robert Scherrer at Vanderbilt University, working with Professor of Physics Stephen...

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2009-05-03 12:05:00

Researchers say sedimentary deposits from more than 20 cores in New York and New Jersey indicate that some sort of violent force, such as a huge wave, swept the Northeast coastal region some 2,300 years ago, BBC News reported. While some experts believe it could have been a large storm, other evidence is increasingly pointing to a rare Atlantic Ocean tsunami. The size and distribution of material would require a high velocity wave and strong currents to move it, according to Steven Goodbred,...

2009-04-23 12:02:00

Herbie Hancock, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Music Impresario, Addresses the Bentley McCallum Graduate School of Business WALTHAM, Mass., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ann Moore, chairman and chief executive officer of Time Inc., will deliver the commencement address to approximately 1,000 Bentley University undergraduate students on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. on the south campus of Bentley University, with an expected 7,000 in attendance. (Photo:...

2009-04-21 08:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness and Aegis Health Group announced today the expansion of a longtime partnership to better meet the growing consumer demand for health education and healthier lifestyle habits. Together, Vanderbilt and Aegis have been serving the nation's hospitals and business communities for nearly a decade. Central to this effort has been the Vanderbilt Dayani Center's development of Personal Health Reports -...

2009-03-12 15:36:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman John Conyers, Jr., (D-MI) will be the keynote speaker for the 11th annual National Freedom of Information Day Conference kicking off this year's Sunshine Week events at the Newseum and across the nation. The National FOI Day Conference, sponsored by the First Amendment Center, will be held on Friday, March 13, in the conference facilities at the Newseum located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue (6th Street entrance, Knight Conference...

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2009-02-27 08:55:00

New research from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College offers guidance for teachers to help them improve writing instruction in the primary grades and develop stronger student writers. The two new studies by Steve Graham, professor and Curry Ingram Chair in Special Education, were recently published in the Journal of Educational Psychology. "The primary purpose of both articles is to inform teachers about writing practices that work with a wide variety of students," Graham said. "We're...

2009-02-18 09:10:41

The day that robot playmates help children with autism learn the social skills that they naturally lack has come a step closer with the development of a system that allows a robot to monitor a child's emotional state."There is a lot of research going on around the world today trying to use robots to treat children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It has shown that the children are attracted to robots, raising the promise that appropriately designed robots could play an important role in...

2009-02-10 15:10:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nashville-based Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc. (CET) and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) today announced they have entered into a license agreement for a promising new asthma treatment discovered at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Under the agreement, CET is providing formulation, grant funding, regulatory and product development assistance in exchange for rights to...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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