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Author: Bill Snyder

Volunteers sought for bird flu vaccine trial

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting volunteers to participate in a national study of an investigational vaccine against the H7N9 influenza virus, also known as “bird flu.”

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MIT’s Wittrup set for March 22 Flexner Discovery Lecture

Mar. 15, 2018—K. Dane Wittrup, PhD, a pioneer in protein engineering technologies who has helped accelerate development of antibody therapies for cancer, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 22.

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Long QT syndrome – revealed

Mar. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have used sophisticated cell biological and structural techniques to “classify” mutations in potassium channels, studies that could lead to personalized treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

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Discovery by Vanderbilt-led group could lead to improved diabetes treatment

Mar. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators and colleagues around the country have made a major discovery that could lead to better ways to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D).

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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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