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‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia

Oct. 29, 2014—Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.

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Vanderbilt students travel to Washington, D.C., for science policy event

Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.

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Optical imaging in drug therapy screens

Oct. 1, 2014—A non-invasive imaging tool could test potential cancer therapies quickly to personalize therapy for patients.

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Will Grissom makes problem-solving nerds look cool

Sep. 26, 2014—“I live for the problems we get to solve,” says Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and electrical engineering.

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BME doctoral student receives Department of Defense fellowship

Sep. 23, 2014—Oscar Ayala, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt, has been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense.

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Fukushima investigator reveals nuclear lessons for U.S.

Sep. 18, 2014—B. John Garrick, a nuclear engineer and vice-chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Committee for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants, recounted what he saw at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility for an audience of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering professors and students on Tuesday.

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Mahadevan-Jansen elected chair of Gordon Research Conference

Aug. 22, 2014—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected chair of the Gordon Research Conference in Lasers in Medicine and Biology.

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Factor impacts bone toughness

Jun. 16, 2014—The factor ATF4 has a role in the toughness of bone and its resistance to fracture, suggesting new therapeutic targets.

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Why is an engineer in the operating room?

May. 16, 2014—Watch video of a faculty seminar from Commencement 2014. A significant portion of techniques for the treatment of disease have arisen from chance discovery or inspired, desperate improvisation. That has led to a remarkable level of successful disease treatment. However, discovery is inefficient; for example it takes between five and ten thousand compounds, $800 million...

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VSVS celebrates 20 years of making middle school science exciting

May. 6, 2014—For Class of 2014 graduate Leandra Fernandez, one of the “most fulfilling and meaningful” aspects of her time at Vanderbilt was serving as a member of Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science.

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Two Vanderbilt projects featured in new NIBIB “Bionic Man” web tool

May. 6, 2014—The prosthetics research of Michael Goldfarb is featured in "The NBIB Bionic Man," an interactive web tool that helps students and the public learn about innovative federally-funded biomedical research.

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Grissom receives foundation’s first 2014 external research award

Apr. 30, 2014—Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded the first External Research Award of 2014 from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation for his project titled “MR Temperature Imaging Toolbox for Focused Ultrasound Neurosurgery.”

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