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Free online course on data management for clinical research now underway

Sep. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University's latest offering on the online learning platform Coursera, "Data Management for Clinical Research," went live this week. More than 33,000 number of students have registered for the massive open online course or MOOC.

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Vanderbilt Medicine: Robotics revolution

Sep. 11, 2013—In the foreseeable future, robots will be sticking steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots; capsule robots will be crawling up your colon as a painless replacement for the colonoscopy; and ultra-miniaturized snake robots will remove tumors from your bladder and other body cavities.

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Eight engineering students receive NSF graduate fellowships

Sep. 4, 2013—Meghan Bowler, Erica Curtis, Melanie Gault, Samantha Saratt and Chelsea Stowell, biomedical engineering; Kirsten Heikkinen and Richard Hendrick, mechanical engineering; and Thushara Gunda, civil and environmental engineering, have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

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Vanderbilt startup BioNanovations gets accelerated

Aug. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt graduate student Charleson Bell, who is the president of the high tech startup BioNanovations, is participating in a 12-week accelerator program in Silicon Valley specifically designed to encourage underrepresented tech entrepeneurs.

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Seven engineering students receive NSF graduate fellowships

Aug. 27, 2013—Seven current engineering graduate students have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

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Robot uses steerable needles to treat brain clots

Aug. 8, 2013—Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University.

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Predicting cancer’s response to therapy

Jun. 24, 2013—Researchers are developing imaging methods to predict patient outcome early in the course of chemotherapy for breast cancer – to allow clinicians to adjust therapy for patients who are not responding.

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Genetics may have played a role in student’s cancer research grant award

Jun. 21, 2013—In July, Alex Walsh will step up to a podium in Saarbrucken, Germany and deliver a talk on optical metabolic imaging at an international workshop on Advanced Multiphoton and Fluorescence Lifetime Techniques. It’s her prize for winning this year’s JenLab Young Investigator Award – one of several awards recently bestowed on the Vanderbilt Ph.D. student.

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Aladine Elsamadicy wants to bridge cultural divides

May. 6, 2013—Aladine Elsamadicy says he didn’t feel singled out for his Egyptian heritage or Muslim faith while growing up in Alabama—not until Sept. 11, 2001, that is. He was in the fifth grade at the time. Elsamadicy and his siblings were suddenly more conspicuous at their public schools in Huntsville. He said they felt confronted with...

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John Wikswo at TEDx Nashville: The Homunculi and I

May. 6, 2013—John Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University Professor of biomedical engineering and A. B. Learned Professor of Living Physics, presented "Homunculi and I: Lessons from building organs on chips" at TedX Nashville April 6, 2013.

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Josh Shannon wants to pioneer biomedical discoveries

May. 6, 2013—Growing up in Spring Hill, Fla., Josh Shannon did almost everything with his identical twin, Michael. So when it was time for the academically talented brothers to apply to colleges, naturally there was some overlap. “We weren’t set on going to the same school, but we both liked Vanderbilt so much that we decided to...

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Telerobotic system designed to treat bladder cancer

Apr. 2, 2013—An interdisciplinary collaboration of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt and Columbia Universities has designed a robotic microsurgery system specifically designed to treat bladder cancer, the sixth most common form of cancer in the U.S. and the most expensive to treat.

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