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Neurons cast votes to guide decision-making - Text | HTML | Flash
Before you push the button to cast your ballot in the voting booth your brain has already carried out an election of its own: New research shows that our brain accumulates evidence when faced with a choice and triggers an action once that evidence reaches a tipping point....

New family of liquid crystals created - Text | HTML | Flash
Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays used on everything from digital watches to flat panel televisions.....

Newly discovered DNA repair mechanism - Text | HTML | Flash
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered a fundamentally new way that DNA-repair enzymes detect and fix damage to the chemical bases that form the letters in the genetic code.....

Malaria mosquitoes possess two distinct sets of odor sensors - Text | HTML | Flash
Scientists report that the malaria mosquito needs more than one family of odor sensors to tracl human prey and the newly discovered set of sensors may be specifically tuned to detect human scents.....

Giving kids with heart defects a better life - Text | HTML | Flash
Joey Barnett's research focuses on pediatric cardiovascular abnormalities, such as heart defects and murmurs. His ultimate goal is to engineer a living heart valve made of organic tissue that will live and grow with the patient....
 
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