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Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death

Aug. 6, 2018—The process, discovered in the axons of neurons, is implicated in Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and other diseases or injuries to the nervous system.

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My Southern Health: After lung cancer, aspiring minister aims for a ‘significant life’

Aug. 6, 2018—On a humid summer day in 2006, Taylor Stokes became ill on a plane from dehydration and inhaling fumes on the jetway. Stokes, however, describes that unpleasant experience as “providential.” It led to a lung cancer diagnosis.

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My Southern Health: What does it mean to have dense breasts?

Aug. 6, 2018—Learning you have dense breasts can prompt many questions, including how this affects your risk of breast cancer.

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VIDL awards funding to enhance teaching

Aug. 3, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning distributed more than $32,000 in grants and awards this spring as part of its Innovation Programs initiative.

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Get immersed in nature at ‘Day at Dyer’ Aug. 10

Aug. 3, 2018—A “Day at Dyer” is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature fun activities for both children and adults. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory is located atop one of Nashville’s tallest peaks surrounded by scenic Radnor Lake State Park in a beautiful natural setting.

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Fall Faculty Assembly is Thursday

Aug. 3, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will discuss his vision for the upcoming academic year and present several of the university’s highest honors to faculty at the fall assembly on Aug. 23.

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Monthlong immersion takes students to an underwater world

Aug. 3, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt students from a diverse array of majors traveled to the Central American island of Utila, Honduras, for a research experience examining the impact of tourism on the underwater ecosystem.

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Diabetes Prevention Program for employees receives CDC recognition

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt Health & Wellness has received a Certificate of Full Recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its Diabetes Prevention Program for employees.

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Babies and You: ‘Facing the Challenges of Pregnancy’ Aug. 16

Aug. 2, 2018—Health Plus wants to support you in having a healthy pregnancy by offering Babies & You, a prenatal education program to encourage early and consistent prenatal care.The program is offered to Vanderbilt faculty/staff, spouses, or dependent children.

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Expert: Inspiration, anger motivate women to run for office

Aug. 2, 2018—Amanda Clayton can provide insight into why so many women are running for office in 2018--and how they might change Washington if they are elected.

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Store brand spillover can dampen profits for national brands and retailers alike

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers examine what happens when store brands in one category of goods, like soup, creates demands in another category, like canned vegetables.

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‘You don’t blow your diet on Twinkies’: Why consumers seek to maximize goal violations

Aug. 2, 2018—When consumers contemplate violating a personal goal (i.e., cheating on a diet, overspending on a budget), they often seek to make the most of that violation by choosing the most extreme option, according to new research from Kelly Goldsmith.

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Academic Strategic Plan enters 5th year, still igniting innovation across campus

Aug. 2, 2018—Heading into its fifth year, Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan continues to spark innovation and provide a roadmap in pursuit of the university’s mission. The plan’s impact is evident in all corners of campus as faculty, staff and students work collaboratively across disciplines, schools and colleges.

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University condemns racist emails; investigation reveals external attack

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University Information Technology has found that the racist, white supremacist emails received by members of the Vanderbilt community this week were sent from external systems using sophisticated masking techniques.

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Three VU doctoral students receive 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Aug. 1, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study—created to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in the sciences—to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers.

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