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Disparities in influenza outcomes

Oct. 30, 2017—Neighborhood determinants – represented by census tract data – contribute to the risk of influenza hospitalization and could be used to guide interventions such as vaccinations to high-risk areas.

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Meet Vanderbilt’s first Academic Pathways fellows

Oct. 27, 2017—Seven outstanding Ph.D.’s with diverse backgrounds and experiences have come to Vanderbilt to pursue postdoctoral training with an eye toward academic careers.

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Impulsivity in Parkinson’s Disease

Oct. 27, 2017—A noninvasive MRI technique may help predict a troubling side effect of common medications for Parkinson’s Disease and improve clinical treatment plans.

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Gut response to fluid flow

Oct. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that microvilli – finger-like projections from cells in the intestine – respond to the shear stress of fluid flow to drive a cellular pathway that regulates nutrient balance.

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Ph.D. student publishes ‘Farzana’s Journey’ to help kids understand water quality issues

Oct. 26, 2017—Chelsea Peters, a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, recently returned from giving out 500 copies of her book to children in Bangladesh.

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Vanderbilt leads international effort to develop universal flu vaccine

Oct. 26, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international effort to develop a universal influenza vaccine that would protect everyone against all strains of the flu anywhere in the world.

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Study seeks new ways to detect sensory issues in TBI patients

Oct. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt researcher Tonia Rex, Ph.D., is accustomed to performing studies in her lab with a goal of translating the findings into better diagnoses and treatment tools for the visually impaired.

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Team to develop steerable robotic needle for biopsies

Oct. 26, 2017—Collaboration between a mechanical engineer at Vanderbilt University and a pulmonologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has resulted in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant that will be used to develop a steerable robotic needle to safely biopsy hard-to-reach lung nodules.

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Study to test combination therapy for breast cancer

Oct. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has received $2.3 million to fund a clinical research trial testing a combination of three immunotherapy compounds for patients with a specific type of advanced breast cancer.

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New faculty: Tuya Pal, associate professor of medicine and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research

Oct. 26, 2017—A high school science class discussion about how genetic traits are passed down from one generation to another inspired Tuya Pal to pursue a career in clinical genetics. Pal is a physician who specializes in cancer health disparities among diverse populations.

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New faculty: Daniel Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering

Oct. 26, 2017—Daniel Work can’t think of a better place to research traffic issues than Nashville. He’s bringing his expertise on applying cyber-physical systems—the combination of physical systems with technological advances—to transportation to a city that adds roughly 85 new residents per day.

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New cleanroom will boost nanoscale research

Oct. 25, 2017—The VINSE Cleanroom in the Engineering and Science Building more than triples the space that researchers have used in the Stevenson Center since 2003.

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