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Where are the quokkas? New study explains what happened to the “happiest animal in the world”

Feb. 21, 2020—The quokka, a small marsupial native to Australia, is an example of a species vulnerable to extinction in the country’s harsh surroundings. In a new study, researchers at Vanderbilt University demonstrate evidence for the dramatic decline of quokkas over the past century.

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VUMC team helps launch fetal surgery program in Australia

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) made history in 1997 when two surgeons pioneered fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, or myelomeningocele, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system.

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Vanderbilt and University of Melbourne fund $344,000 in joint research projects

Nov. 9, 2011—Vanderbilt University and Australia’s University of Melbourne have awarded $344,000 to support eight joint research projects as part of the expansion in their academic partnership announced last fall.

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VUCast: Where are these people from and why should you care?

Oct. 1, 2010—Where are these people from and why should you care? The science of teacher performance pay and Vanderbilt alum makes history. It’s VUCast time for Oct. 1.

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Vanderbilt, University of Melbourne expand ties

Sep. 21, 2010—Vanderbilt, University of Melbourne expand ties through new research collaborations, exchange programs, office in Washington, D.C. Vanderbilt University and Australia’s University of Melbourne have taken their academic partnership to a new level – committing $500,000 in joint seed funding over the next two years for research collaborations, expanding exchange programs for students, faculty and staff,...

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