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Trans-institutional Programs

Zelik, team discover hip, foot muscles more important to walking than previously thought

Jul. 13, 2015—In his effort to develop better prosthetic limbs, Karl Zelik had to start with deciphering more clearly how muscles function in walking. His path not only led to a better way of quantifying human locomotion, but also to the discovery that muscles around the hip and in the foot are more important to walking than previously thought.

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Delivering cells for heart repair

Jul. 10, 2015—A polymer hydrogel material developed by Vanderbilt scientists improved the delivery of stem cells for heart repair.

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VU Inside: The Latin American Public Opinion Project

Jul. 9, 2015—The AmericasBarometer survey is the only scientifically rigorous comparative survey that covers all of North, Central, and South America, as well as a significant number of countries in the Caribbean.

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Study could lead to vaccine for mosquito-borne dengue virus

Jul. 9, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore have determined the structure of a human monoclonal antibody which, in an animal model, strongly neutralizes a type of the potentially lethal dengue virus.

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New programs help medical students hone clinical skills

Jul. 9, 2015—There is a lot of discussion on the national health care front about how best to equip future physicians to care for the patients of tomorrow. Faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) are right in the middle of the debate.

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A little jolt helps the brain get back on track

Jul. 8, 2015—Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia to recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them.

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NSF award goes to Fisk geneticist following VU post-doc training

Jul. 7, 2015—The partnership with Fisk through the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program and other avenues, “presents us with an opportunity to see the results of our efforts impact an under-served community."

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Creating bacterial ‘fight clubs’ to discover new drugs

Jun. 29, 2015—Chemists Brian Bachmann and John McLean have shown that creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs.

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Five-year, $20 million TN-SCORE program boosts state’s energy research capacity

Jun. 24, 2015—For the last five years, scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University have been collaborating closely with colleagues with other public and private universities and research centers throughout Tennessee in an effort to increase the state’s energy research capacity

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Seventeen cross-disciplinary projects win TIPs funding

Jun. 22, 2015—Seventeen cross-disciplinary projects involving 153 faculty from all 10 Vanderbilt colleges and schools have been selected for the initial set of awards from the new Trans-Institutional Program initiative.

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New nanoparticle enhances success rate of coronary artery bypass grafts

Jun. 18, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons and biomedical engineers has developed a nanoparticle delivery system that may significantly improve the success rate of coronary artery bypass grafts.

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Grant significantly expands Vanderbilt’s autism training for Tennessee educators

Jun. 17, 2015—The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded a five-year, $10 million training grant to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), continuing a 16-year partnership to provide education and training opportunities for school personnel throughout the state.

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