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Author: Bill Snyder

Graphene material strengthens nerve signaling in the brain

Mar. 1, 2018—Less than 20 years after it was developed, a thin, resilient sheet of carbon atoms with remarkable properties known as graphene is transforming biomedical fields as far flung as tissue engineering, neuroprosthetics and drug discovery.

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Hope for an RSV vaccine

Feb. 23, 2018—Newly discovered features in an RSV protein may be useful for rational structure-based vaccine design.

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Brain Awareness events highlight mind’s wonders

Feb. 22, 2018—Research on circadian rhythms, longevity and the brain’s pleasure system will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness events sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Vanderbilt’s Gamazon named visiting fellow at Cambridge University

Feb. 15, 2018—Eric Gamazon, PhD, research instructor in the Division of Genetic Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is spending part of the academic year at Cambridge University in England as one of 40 Clare Hall Visiting Fellows.

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Noted neuroscientist Gouaux set for Discovery Lecture

Feb. 15, 2018—Eric Gouaux, PhD, whose work has helped reveal the molecular mechanisms by which nerve cells communicate, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture Thursday, Feb. 22.

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Event showcases REDCap’s data management versatility

Feb. 8, 2018—Fourteen years after it was launched, REDCap, Vanderbilt University’s research data management tool, has transformed clinical and translational studies around the globe.

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Study helps map signaling system in brain linked to ASD

Feb. 8, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have worked out part of the “wiring diagram” of a signaling system in the brain that has been linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Partnership enhances eye care for Ebola survivors in Liberia

Feb. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) have joined forces with partners in Liberia to strengthen medical education and increase access to ophthalmology care in the aftermath of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people.

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AAAS, chemistry society honor Lindsley’s research contributions

Feb. 1, 2018—Craig Lindsley, PhD, co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD), has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and elected chair-elect of the Section of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Research Staff Awards honor lab, administrative excellence

Feb. 1, 2018—Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine were honored last week for research excellence during the 14th annual Research Staff Awards luncheon at the University Club.

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NEJM Catalyst forum addresses mental, behavioral and social health determinants

Jan. 29, 2018—Healthcare is more than diagnosing and treating disease. To truly improve health outcomes for individuals and communities, the mental, behavioral and social determinants of health must be fully integrated with physical factors at all levels of the healthcare system.

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Versatile C. difficile blocker

Jan. 26, 2018—New research reveals a unique mechanism of C. difficile toxin neutralization by a monoclonal antibody, suggesting new therapeutic approaches.

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