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Electric 'thinking cap' speeds learning

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have created a "thinking cap" that electrically stimulates the brain to increase its ability to learn from mistakes.

By March 26, 2014

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Haptic app helps visually impaired learn math

A Vanderbilt grad student wants the visually impaired to be able to use one of their strongest senses--touch--to better visualize algebra, geometry, and more.

By March 7, 2012

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New bionic limb features powered knee/ankle joints

Lower-limb prosthetic, in development at Vanderbilt for seven years, uses computer, sensor, electric motor, and battery tech to power knee and ankle joints that operate in unison.

By August 18, 2011

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Lab-made mini human to screen drugs, toxins

Work begins on Athena, a $19 million project that seeks to create artificial organs that work in concert inside a human-like test dummy that could reduce reliance on animal testing.

By March 26, 2014

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Needle-steering robot could save lives

Researchers turn to an unusual robot for new method of treating blood clots in the brain.

By August 12, 2013

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Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May 20, 2014

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Radiation-free cancer scans may be on the horizon

It's been tested on only a handful of kids, but using MRI with a diagnostic dye to look for cancer may work just as well as using PET and CT scans.

By February 20, 2014

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The true shape of the Ring Nebula

New images from NASA's Hubble telescope reveal that the Ring Nebula is more complex than we knew. It's not a bagel, but a jelly doughnut.

By May 24, 2013