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Author: Heidi Hall

Vanderbilt connecting need knowers with solution makers; Galloway helms effort

Sep. 18, 2017—Kevin Galloway, hired last year as the university’s director of making, recently was appointed as the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) director and will play an integral role in upcoming hackathons, makeathons and design courses.

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Biologist reaches into electric eel tank, comes out with equation to measure shocks

Sep. 14, 2017—Ken Catania stuck his arm into a tank with an electric eel 10 times -- the only way to get accurate measurements of the circuit created by animal, arm and water.

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Research experts on flood impacts to infrastructure, contaminants, policies

Sep. 13, 2017—A number of Vanderbilt professors can provide interviews about rethinking how and why we rebuild after disasters, designing policies to keep Americans safe and predicting extreme weather impacts.

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Artificial intelligence thinks like people with autism, used to develop educational tools

Sep. 5, 2017—Inspired by Temple Grandin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Maithilee Kunda figured out how to create artificial intelligence that emulates image-based thinking.

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Interactive Wond’ry art installation explores issue of internet privacy

Sep. 5, 2017—For "vuExposed," installation visitors will log on to a specific, unsecured Wi-Fi network, then consent to a minor hack – allowing sites they visit on their browser to be displayed on screens.

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The Wond’ry lands $500K I-Corps site grant, ramps up efforts to launch start-ups

Sep. 1, 2017—The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of experienced professionals who can teach, guide and mentor them as they pursue startup endeavors. Participating teams receive grants to help them interact with potential customers and explore the commercial potential of devices they’ve designed.

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Engineering and Science Building, Innovation Pavilion garner design awards

Aug. 28, 2017—Next-generation heating, cooling, lighting and filtering systems make the Engineering and Science Building the most energy-efficient research building on campus.

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Cancer-fighting T cells are smarter, stronger than experts thought

Aug. 14, 2017—It takes a minuscule amount of force to make T cells behave in the lab as they behave in the body. That finding is a leap in cancer therapy research.

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Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap

Aug. 1, 2017—"Performance-boosting super suit" hidden under clothing can be activated by a double tap to save users' backs.

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Hijacking human proteins to better deliver anti-cancer drugs

Jul. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University engineers find existing human protein is ideal carrier for powerful molecules that can signal tumors to self-destruct.

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New tools help surgeons find liver tumors, not nick blood vessels

Jul. 17, 2017—The liver is a particularly squishy, slippery organ, prone to shifting both deadly tumors and life-preserving blood vessels by inches between the time they’re discovered on a CT scan and when the patient is lying on an operating room table. Vanderbilt University’s Michael Miga and his team have published the potential solution.

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Alex’s Lemonade grant allows new engineering grad student to join neuroblastoma fight

Jul. 5, 2017—Graduate student Kyle Garland is diving into his studies with eight weeks of intense immunology research.

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