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Vanderbilt, Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded grant from U.S. Department of Transportation to enhance I-24 Smart Corridor development with Artificial Intelligence

Jul. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University researchers have been tapped to deploy artificial intelligence techniques to mitigate the frequency of traffic and accidents along the Interstate 24 Smart Corridor, which stretches from Nashville to Murfreesboro.

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The discovery of a ‘negative regulator’ in the brain alters understanding of brain function and potential treatment of cognitive disorders

Jul. 21, 2020—Terunaga Nakagawa and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute discover new qualities of GSG1L, responsible for activity in the anterior thalamus.

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Study points to potential new approach to treating neurodegenerative diseases like glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease

Jul. 20, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have shown for the first time that when one optic nerve in the eye is damaged, as in glaucoma, the opposite optic nerve comes to the rescue by sharing its metabolic energy.

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4D printed thermite could make welding in space and combat zones easier, safer

Jul. 20, 2020—A recent mechanical engineering doctoral graduate has created a material for welding in extreme conditions that could minimize equipment needed and operator hazards.

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BME junior selected for inaugural NIH program to pursue biomedical graduate degree

Jul. 15, 2020—Lucy Britto is one of six Vanderbilt undergraduates selected as a MARC scholar in the inaugural 2020 cohort of an innovative National Institutes of Health program.

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Antibody research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center shows promise in fight against COVID-19

Jul. 15, 2020—Based on positive results in preclinical studies reported today, potently neutralizing antibodies identified by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are showing promise as a potential therapy for preventing and treating COVID-19.

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Neuroscientists at Vanderbilt identify the brain cells that help humans adapt to change

Jul. 15, 2020—New research on cognitive flexibility points to a small class of brain cells that support switching attention strategies when old strategies fail.

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VUMC studies provide key positive results for COVID-19 vaccine in early-stage clinical trial

Jul. 14, 2020—An experimental coronavirus vaccine stimulated robust immune responses against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and raised no serious safety concerns in an early-stage clinical trial.

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Vanderbilt receives NIH award to enhance student diversity in biomedical sciences

Jul. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt awarded NIH funds to establish the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program to support diverse and research-focused undergraduates in biomedical sciences.

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Vanderbilt bioengineer’s trailblazing cancer research receives $1M W. M. Keck Foundation grant

Jul. 14, 2020—A bold engineering approach by a Vanderbilt University researcher to sort breast cancer cells based on their behavior first has produced compelling data that show less migratory cells create more metastases, contradicting the prevailing hypothesis on how cancer spreads.

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Geochemical analysis from the last ice age may hold clues for future climate change and preparedness strategies

Jul. 14, 2020—Paleoclimatologist Jessica Oster uses geological clues from stalagmites to explore implications for future climate change.

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New tools to study bioactive lipids

Jul. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have identified and characterized inhibitors of an enzyme that synthesizes lipid signaling molecules with roles in energy balance, inflammation and addiction.

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