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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Conservation, Food and Health Grants

Mar. 25, 2020—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Conservation, Food and Health Foundation (CFH) Grants program. The CFH seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

Mar. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may nominate one associate or full professor to submit a letter of intent for the 2021 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award. The SIA program provides $150,000 over two years for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience.

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Triple-negative breast cancer drug therapy shows promise

Mar. 12, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) discovered a role for MYCN in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a particularly aggressive form of the disease, and identified a potential intervention for further clinical investigation.

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Baroud receives NSF Early CAREER Award to predict and inform community hazard response

Mar. 11, 2020—Hiba Baroud has received a 2020 NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development grant to boost community resilience and sustainability through a three-pronged project that starts with a better understanding of how people and infrastructures interact during hazards.

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Loss of ‘Jedi’ alters neuron activity

Mar. 10, 2020—This is not the Jedi you're thinking of. This Jedi is a receptor that helps clear away dead neurons during development, and its loss changes the activity of dorsal root ganglia neurons, which could have implications for treating chronic pain.

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Biology researchers capture shape-shifting delivery structures in body’s cellular “FedEx system”

Mar. 9, 2020—A new cellular biology study reports the first visualization of a unique shape-shifting structure in the human body which plays an important role in the timely delivery of fats and proteins. 

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Clues to lung injury in preterm babies

Mar. 5, 2020—Jennifer Sucre and colleagues have discovered a factor that contributes to the pathological changes of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, the most common complication of preterm birth.

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One-two punch for cancer

Mar. 5, 2020—A drug combination effectively killed aggressive blood cancers in cell and animal models; now it’s being tested in patients.

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Playlist Politics: Students create ways to engage apathetic, angry voters

Mar. 2, 2020—Two Vanderbilt seniors are taking unique approaches to bringing apathetic and frustrated voters to the political table.

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Celebration honors nine new endowed chair holders

Feb. 28, 2020—Nine Vanderbilt faculty members who have been awarded endowed chairs were recently honored by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues and family members.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 V Foundation Translational Research Awards-Adult Cancer Research

Feb. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may choose one nominee for the V Foundation 2020 Translational Cancer Research Grant Program. The Translational Research Award is a $600,000 grant awarded in three annual installments of $200,000.

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Fasting at night or in the morning? Listen to your biological clock, says new research

Feb. 27, 2020—According to a new study published by biological science researchers at Vanderbilt, the answer to eating (or fasting) windows lies in the circadian rhythms of the body’s biological clock. 

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