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VU Inside: Cut the noise! New research making hospital alarms smarter and quieter

May. 2, 2017—VUMC anesthesiologist Joseph Schlesinger is teaming up with undergrads in neuroscience and biomedical engineering to make hospital alarms better, quieter and easier to work with.

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WiseWear CEO discusses marriage of tech and fashion on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 12, 2017—Alumnus Jerry Wilmink discusses with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Wilmink's journey from engineer to entrepreneur and the deeply personal reason he launched his company.

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Three students named Goldwater Scholars for 2017

Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.

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Nanobeacon lights up colon tumors

Mar. 30, 2017—A novel fluorescent nanobeacon can distinguish normal from diseased colon tissue, potentially offering advantages for colorectal cancer screening.

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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

Feb. 22, 2017—Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, develop heart drugs.

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Merryman wins $6M to address heart disease with arthritis drug, fund other research

Feb. 3, 2017—David Merryman will study how to treat heart disease using drugs originally developed for rheumatoid arthritis and applying the lessons learned from failed weight loss drugs like Fen-Phen.

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Detecting inflammatory bowel disease during a colonoscopy

Feb. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new optical sensor that can accurately detect different types of inflammatory bowel disease and can be easily integrated into routine colonoscopy exams.

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Vanderbilt biomedical engineer receives presidential award for advanced wound healing research

Jan. 31, 2017—Biomedical engineer Craig Duvall has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) to support his research into advanced wound healing technology.

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Softening tumor tissue could aid cancer treatments

Jan. 16, 2017—Tumors cause the intracellular material surrounding them to stiffen. Softening this protective layer could make existing cancer treatments more effective, according to new research.

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DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand

Jan. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have developed a new method for duplicating DNA that makes devices small enough to hold in your hand that are capable of identifying infectious agents before symptoms appear.

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Johnson, emeritus biomedical engineering professor, dies

Nov. 8, 2016—L. Ensign Johnson Jr., an emeritus professor who early in his career was one of three faculty members to lay the foundation for the biomedical engineering department at Vanderbilt, died Nov. 3. He was 85.

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Improving wound healing

Nov. 8, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have shown that an injectable material improves wound healing and may be useful for large skin wounds such as those in patients with diabetes.

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