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Author: Bill Snyder

Photo: FlowSight

Aug. 2, 2012—Researchers in the Vanderbilt Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) show off the new Amnis FlowSight, which provides an image of every single cell that passes through it and merges the capabilities of flow cytometry and fluorescent microscopy. From left are David Flaherty, lab manager, Kevin Weller, FCSR managing director, Core Research Assistant I Chris Warren...

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Early HIV treatment also can prevent TB: study

Aug. 2, 2012—Anti-retroviral therapy can prevent tuberculosis, even in people with early HIV disease.

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High school student speeds anti-obesity research at VU

Jul. 26, 2012—A California high school student helped accelerate an anti-obesity drug discovery program at Vanderbilt University this summer — and provided the proof-of-principle for a new technique that could save the lab an estimated $250,000 in the process.

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Vanderbilt’s CTSA lands $46 million renewal

Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s largest single government research grant, its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), has been renewed for another five years for $46 million.

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Gene database to aid disease research

Jun. 19, 2012—A new catalog of human genetic data may help researchers uncover the genetic roots of disease and enable the ultimate realization of personalized medicine.

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Beta cell imaging could help spot diabetes earlier

May. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a biomarker for beta cells that could make it easier to detect diabetes earlier.

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New clue to ADHD

May. 15, 2012—A rare genetic change adds support to the idea that altered dopamine signaling is a key risk factor for ADHD.

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Vision study changes how we see the brain

May. 10, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that the pulvinar, a mysterious structure buried in the center of our brains, determines how we see the world — and whether we see at all.

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Vanderbilt research finds immune cells fan flames of obesity-related inflammation

Apr. 10, 2012—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered that an unusual set of immune cells, called invariant natural killer T cells, can exacerbate obesity-related inflammation.

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Minds wide open: Neuroscience at Vanderbilt

Apr. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has emerged as one of the nation’s leading academic centers in neuroscience.

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Vanderbilt researchers help reveal complex role of genes in autism

Apr. 4, 2012—Mutations in hundreds of genes involved in wiring the brain may contribute to the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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New endowed chair holders honored

Mar. 29, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored March 26 during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Their collective achievement “is, I think by any measure, extraordinary,” said Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, in his introductory remarks.

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