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Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

Jul. 24, 2019—Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries, preventing metastasis and saving lives, a Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer has discovered, particularly in cases of triple negative breast cancer. Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and chair of the biomedical engineering department, and his...

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Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

Jul. 24, 2019—Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries, preventing metastasis and saving lives, a Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer has discovered, particularly in cases of triple negative breast cancer.

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App prototype combines neural network, photos, burn patient info

Jul. 9, 2019—Evaluating the severity of a burn injury – and whether it requires transfer to a Burn ICU or not – has been more art than science. About 79 percent of Total Burn Surface Area calculations are incorrect, sending more patients than necessary to specialized facilities, straining resources and compromising resuscitation and patient care.  A senior...

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Five engineering faculty awarded Discovery Grants

Jun. 29, 2019—Five proposals from School of Engineering faculty have been selected by the Office of the Provost for 2019 Discovery Grants, which advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in the university’s core disciplines. “Discovery Grants serve as a key internal funding vehicle for fostering research that has the potential to improve lives and address society’s complex problems—a vital part...

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Weiss to lead VINSE starting July 1

Jun. 27, 2019—Sharon Weiss (Vanderbilt University) Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and physics and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), will become the new director of VINSE, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Weiss’ appointment will begin on July...

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Nine engineering design projects earn awards for seniors

Jun. 18, 2019—Nine exceptional student design projects have been recognized as winners in the School of Engineering’s annual design competition for the 2018-2019 academic year. More than 70 teams of senior engineering students in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science presented their final projects on April 22—Design Day 2019. The...

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VU engages Lewis-Burke to connect faculty with federal sponsors

Jun. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University has engaged Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a specialty consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., to afford faculty more opportunities for enhancing their research and scholarship. Through this engagement, Lewis-Burke will collaborate directly with faculty, provide advice on funding trends, identify new opportunities, discuss strategies to overcome funding challenges, and connect faculty with federal decision-makers...

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BME team develops quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance

Jun. 13, 2019—One of the keys to quickly diagnosing anti-malarial drug resistance — potentially saving lives — lies in testing whole blood instead of extracting DNA, eliminating processing steps that can take hours or days. A team of Vanderbilt University biomedical engineers cracked the code to doing just that and are working on applying the method to...

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Data Science Institute welcomes first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows

Jun. 13, 2019—The Data Science Institute Summer Research Program aims to engage students who are interested in data science-related research with Vanderbilt faculty. (Vanderbilt University) The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute welcomed its first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows in early June. The Data Science Institute Summer Research Program aims to engage students who are interested in...

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Quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance is life-saver, holds promise for other diseases

Jun. 12, 2019—Doctors formerly had to extract the malaria parasite’s DNA first, virtually impossible to do in rural, low-resource areas.

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Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building wins international S-Lab Award

Jun. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Engineering and Science Building has won an international S-Lab award in the category of Engineering and Related Buildings for Wilson HGA, a national design and architecture firm specializing in science and technology facilities for higher education. S-Lab awards recognize excellence in science buildings, equipment, facilities and management. Designed by Wilson HGA, the 230,000-square-foot, seven-story...

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Researchers by day, rockers by night, biofunkiest engineers hit the airwaves

May. 31, 2019—The Vanderbilt Initiative of Biofunky Engineers, or VIBE, began performing together in 2017 and have played a handful of gigs, including the biomedical engineering department’s holiday party. Last week they took to the airwaves of Radio Free Nashville.

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