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Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: ‘Synthetic Genome Regulation for Cell and Tissue Engineering’

Apr. 18, 2019—The Downing Lab is interested in understanding how the chemical and biophysical microenvironment influences adult cell behavior and phenotype through epigenetic gene regulatory mechanisms.

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Graduate School presents author Andrea Wulf April 29

Apr. 18, 2019—Author Andrea Wulf will speak at Vanderbilt about her book, The Invention of Nature, on Monday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.

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Team explores fungal infection quandary in lung cancer screenings

Apr. 18, 2019—Benign lesions caused by a common fungus can mimic those caused by cancer in the lungs. A Vanderbilt research team is on the hunt for a non-invasive way for doctors to tell the two diseases apart.

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Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study

Apr. 18, 2019—Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases.

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Researchers find high-risk genes for schizophrenia

Apr. 18, 2019—Using a unique computational framework they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia.

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Vanderbilt University Police investigating anti-Semitic vandalism

Apr. 16, 2019—On Tuesday, April 16, Vanderbilt University Police responded to a report of anti-Semitic vandalism at the Central Library.

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Quah named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Apr. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt senior Kris Quah has been named to the second global cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The program awards full funding for postgraduate study at Stanford University to up to 100 graduate students each year in order to develop a community of future global leaders capable of solving the world’s most complex problems.

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Limited submission opportunity: Ornamental Horticulture Grants

Apr. 16, 2019—The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust welcomes inquiries from organizations seeking funding for projects that meet its funding interests in ornamental horticulture. Vanderbilt may submit one application to the grant program.

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Limited submission opportunity: Grants for Youth Education and Scientific Education

Apr. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one proposal to the American Honda Foundation's Grants for Youth Education and Scientific Education. The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

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Data network services temporarily unavailable May 21

Apr. 16, 2019—On May 21, between 10 and 11 p.m., Vanderbilt University Information Technology and VUMC Information Technology will split the data network causing services including internet and wi-fi to be temporarily unavailable.

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Veterans with GERD needed for research study

Apr. 16, 2019—Investigators with VUMC's Diet, Body Composition, and Human Metabolism Core are comparing the effects of diets on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in Veterans.

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McGee Public Policy Lecture to feature Northwestern’s Joel Mokyr April 23

Apr. 14, 2019—Northwestern University professor Joel Mokyr will discuss “Secular Stagnation: Is Economic Growth a Matter of the Past?” on Tuesday, April 23, in Wilson Hall, Room 126.

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