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Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria

May. 17, 2018—Bordenstein’s team studied Nasonia parasitic wasps, which are about the size of a sesame seed, and they serve as one of the best models to dissect and characterize the evolution of insect genomes.

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Study finds sharp rise in suicide risk for children

May. 17, 2018—The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published in Pediatrics.

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Early discharge of NAS infants prolongs treatment

May. 17, 2018—Infants who are diagnosed with drug withdrawal after birth who are treated with medication as outpatients at home are treated three times longer than infants treated solely as inpatients, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Early count suggests competitive Tennessee Senate, gubernatorial races

May. 17, 2018—Between April 26 and May 8, 2018, the poll surveyed a demographically representative sample of 1,400 registered Tennessee voters on a number of state and national issues.

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10 faculty proposals funded through new Library Collections Initiative

May. 16, 2018—Ten projects involving 25 faculty and staff members have been awarded nearly $750,000 through the internally funded Library Collections Initiative to strategically bolster collections.

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VU BreakThru: TIPs grant funds innovative research into the microbiome

May. 15, 2018—Right under your nose but unseen by the human eye is the microbiome—the totality of microbes in an environment. The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, funded by a TIPs grant, is coordinating basic, translational and clinical scholarship to help unlock the mysteries of these bacteria, viruses and more. Learn about the initiative and its new website in this VU BreakThru blog post. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Research Scholar Grants and Discovery Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.

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Study finds acetaminophen helps reduce acute kidney injury risk in children following cardiac surgery

May. 14, 2018—Children who underwent cardiac surgery were less likely to develop acute kidney injury if they had been treated with acetaminophen in the first 48 hours after their procedures, according to a Vanderbilt study just published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Working group recommends new data sciences institute, faculty and educational programs

May. 14, 2018—A data science institute, new faculty and technical staff, and expanded educational offerings are the key investments recommended by the Data Science Visions Working Group.

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Vanderbilt wins NASA rocketry championship for fifth time

May. 11, 2018—The Vanderbilt Student Launch team won the NASA University Student Launch Competition for an unprecedented fifth time—following up on their eighth Payload Design Award—the space agency announced Friday.

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Vanderbilt hosts digital humanities workshop

May. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Slave Societies Digital Archive hosted scholars from around the world for its third Digital Humanities and the History of Slavery workshop at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

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30th anniversary of Vanderbilt finance conference explores the rise—and risks—of exchange-traded products

May. 10, 2018—As index funds and other financial tools gain in popularity, finance scholars and industry professionals are starting to ask if they may include hidden risks for investors.

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Grant bolsters kidney cancer immunotherapy research

May. 10, 2018—W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received a grant to research the role of immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment for kidney cancer.

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