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Team to explore using nanoparticles to fight cancer

Sep. 24, 2015—Three Vanderbilt researchers have received a federal grant to study the use of nanoparticles to deliver potential therapies for breast cancer that has spread to the bone.

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Nine professors honored at endowed chair holder celebration

Sep. 9, 2015—The extraordinary achievements of nine Vanderbilt endowed chair holders were lauded at a Sept. 8 celebration during which generous donors were thanked.

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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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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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Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Two Vanderbilt students named American Humanity in Action fellows

Apr. 24, 2015—Leslie Bruce and Aditya Karhade are among the 43 American recipients of the 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship. They will join students and recent graduates from universities in nine countries for the Humanity in Action Fellowship program in Europe.

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Class of 2015: Simeng Miao finds encouragement in mentorship and research

Apr. 23, 2015—When Simeng Miao was a first-year student living in Hank Ingram House, she often spent Friday evenings in the residence of faculty head of house Dr. Kyla Terhune. For Miao, who had long dreamed of becoming a physician, the relationship was significant.

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Micelle “packets” deliver cancer drugs

Apr. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers designed micelle “packets” to selectively deliver anti-cancer drugs to breast cancer cells.

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Duvall earns Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award

Jan. 23, 2015—Craig Duvall has received a Society for Biomaterials 2015 Young Investigator Award.

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Duvall to receive 2015 Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award for regenerative medicine research

Jan. 22, 2015—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Craig L. Duvall has received a Society for Biomaterials 2015 Young Investigator Award for his achievements in the field of biomaterials research within 10 years of receiving his doctorate.

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Engineering students’ invention may improve safety for women in India

Dec. 19, 2014—A diverse group of engineering undergrads horrified by a report of violent attacks on Indian women who were walking to toilet facilities came up with an alternative. Their project has the potential to change lives in nations where plumbing is considered a luxury.

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Coffee-ring diagnostic offers hope in poorest regions

Dec. 3, 2014—Using the same mechanism that causes evaporating coffee to leave a ring behind, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt researchers is designing a simple blood test to diagnose malaria in the developing world without electricity or special training.

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