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Synergy in two-dimensional materials, membranes research clear in professor’s new work

Oct. 10, 2018—Piran Kidambi's team applied the overlap in research on two-dimensional materials and membranes to address some of the most critical challenges in membrane research.

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New faculty advisory committee to develop research IT services and resources on campus

Oct. 9, 2018—A new faculty advisory committee has been convened to prioritize communication, security, programming, networking and storage resource needs as they relate to research.

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Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 5, 2018—Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Laurie Cutting has received a $3 million NIH Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Fat tissue’s “iron sink”

Oct. 4, 2018—New research by Alyssa Hasty and colleagues shows that a certain immune cell can absorb excess iron that can compromise healthy fat tissue.

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Stretch, inflammation and hypertension

Oct. 4, 2018—New research by David Harrison and colleagues sheds light on how changes in mechanical forces in the aorta enhance immune cell activation thus promoting hypertension.

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Cytokine-cognition connection

Oct. 4, 2018—Erin Calipari and colleagues have shown that peripheral administration of a neuroprotective cytokine may improve dopamine signaling problems associated with certain psychiatric disorders.

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Gordon receives $2.3 million NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Oct. 4, 2018—Reyna Gordon has received a NIH Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million for her project, “Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches.”

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Probing the genetics of fibroids

Oct. 4, 2018— Digna Velez Edwards and colleagues have now conducted the first genome-wide association study to search for genetic loci associated with differences in fibroid size and number.

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New study looks at brain networks involved in free will

Oct. 4, 2018—Using lesion network mapping, a recently developed technique for analyzing how the brain works, Ryan Darby studied free will perception related to movement decisions.

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Study reveals new targets to inhibit pulmonary fibrosis

Oct. 4, 2018—An international team led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center sheds new light on the cause of pulmonary fibrosis and demonstrates a way to impede the disease.

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Vanderbilt selected to evaluate NSF-funded, high school engineering curriculum

Oct. 4, 2018—The $4 million pilot program, entitled Engineering For US All, will test the effectiveness of a standardized educational curriculum across multiple states and eventually may lead to college credit.

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New model of polarization sheds light on today’s politics

Oct. 2, 2018—No politics is local anymore and it’s driving us apart, according to a new mathematical model of political competitiveness developed by political economist Mattias Polborn.

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