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Where are the quokkas? New study explains what happened to

[ad_1] Australia, recently devastated by severe wildfires, is no stranger to the consequences of climate change, habitat destruction and invasive species. The quokka, a small marsupial native to Australia, is one such example of a species vulnerable to extinction in the country’s harsh surroundings. Known as the “happiest animal in the world” due to its […]

How ants get angry: Precise “lock and key” process regulates aggression, acceptance | Vanderbilt News

[ad_1] For most social animals, even humans, the ability to distinguish friend versus foe can be a challenge that often can lead to knee-jerk aggression. But when it comes to ants getting aggressive, there’s a more sophisticated method to their madness. In a new study, published this month in the Journal of Experimental Biology, scientists […]

Analysis group kinds out drug display false optimistic outcomes | VUMC Reporter

[ad_1] Jennifer Colby, PhD, and Jake Hughey, PhD, have recognized beforehand unknown drug compounds that trigger some false optimistic screenings. (photograph by Anne Rayner) by Paul Govern Urine screening for illicit drug use is widespread in well being care. Utilized by clinicians who prescribe ache drugs, and typically used to information care in emergency departments, […]

College named to Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship for spring 2020 | Vanderbilt Information

[ad_1] Nominations now open for fall 2020 fellows Tony Capra,affiliate professor of organic sciences (Vanderbilt College) Tony Capra, Lisa Fazio and Renã A.S. Robinson have been chosen as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for the spring 2020 semester. Every new fellow will work with the Division of Communications to develop a extremely tailor-made communications and promotion […]

Zebrafish aid effort to regenerate damaged retinas | VUMC Reporter

[ad_1]   by Bill Snyder The tiny zebrafish may hold the secret to regenerating damaged retinas in humans, Vanderbilt University researchers reported last week in the journal Cell Reports. Currently there are few effective treatments for retinal degenerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in millions of Americans […]

I Am Vanderbilt: Jonathan Ertelt | Vanderbilt News

[ad_1] Video by Zack Eagles I Am Vanderbilt celebrates the people of Vanderbilt and the unique talents and contributions they bring to their work at the university each day. High atop Vanderbilt’s Stevenson Center II, throughout seven climate-controlled rooms, one can find some 1,500 unique plant species as well as various insects, frogs and—coming soon—an observational […]

Yohn named Postdoc of the Year at annual symposium; Sappington named Mentor of the Year | Vanderbilt News

[ad_1] By Irene McKirgan Samantha Yohn, 2019 Vanderbilt Postdoc of the Year. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Postdoctoral scholar Samantha Yohn has been named Postdoc of the Year by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for her exceptional research scholarship. Since 2008, the Postdoc of the Year award has recognized excellence in research scholarship as evidenced by publications, presentations, […]