Sep. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded $500,000 by Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, to study how COVID-19 alters gene expression in some people in ways that may be linked to to their risk of severe illness and death.
Sep. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator 2020 Cohort Phase 1 grant to create a standardized platform that will streamline the development, testing and dissemination of technology that can improve human health. The nine-month project, “Scalable, Traceable AI for Imaging Translation: Innovation to Implementation for Accelerated Impact (STRAIT I3),” looks specifically...
Sep. 22, 2020—NSF Convergence grant dovetails with Microsoft PREMONITION program expansion Vanderbilt engineers are leading the academic component of a massive Microsoft project that combines robotics, genomics, big data collection—and mosquitos—to monitor the environment and detect potential pandemics and other threats before they cause widespread outbreaks. Microsoft announced today expansion of its PREMONITION program and a large-scale...
Sep. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC combined) may nominate up to two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellows competition. The Moore Foundation aims to support scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care.
Sep. 18, 2020—Mixing chemistry, biology and engineering, Frances Arnold, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, tweaks enzymes found in nature to perform new tricks by altering their DNA. Arnold delivered Vanderbilt's 2020 fall John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Sept. 15.
Sep. 18, 2020—VentureWell Faculty Grants provide up to $30,000 for up to three years to help fund and support faculty with innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market.
Vanderbilt researcher receives $3.9 million in grants to redesign regional transit system using artificial intelligence, community engagement
Sep. 17, 2020—Working on multiple elements of Chattanooga’s transit system, Abhishek Dubey is reimagining the way a city moves.
Sep. 16, 2020—During a summer of exoplanet discoveries, astronomer Keivan Stassun helps identify new worlds and expand understanding of our own.
Vanderbilt researchers extend software-development efforts for sustainable microgrids through $2.5 million Department of Defense project
Sep. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt leading green energy project to better manage microgrids, local energy systems, funded by the Department of Defense.
Sep. 14, 2020—By popular demand, computer science engineers develop additional open online courses on Coursera, sharing Vanderbilt-caliber education with people around the world.
Sep. 14, 2020—The transcriptional coregulator Swi-independent 3 — or Sin3 — switches on and off the genes that drive crucial biological processes during prenatal development, including cellular differentiation, maturation, survival, metabolism, and stress responses.
Sep. 14, 2020—When a bouncy ball deforms under the weight of your body, its rubber membrane stretches and contracts. Likewise, the membrane of a cell doubling itself prior to division must accommodate changes in intracellular pressure — or explode.