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‘Extractionator’ could bring cheap and effective malaria diagnostics to millions

May. 9, 2012—The "Extractionator" is a sophisticated little device that automates the diagnostic sample collection and preparation process so it can be operated by individuals in remote environments with minimal training.

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Computer science student named 2012 Goldwater Scholar

Apr. 24, 2012—Curtis Northcutt, a member of the Class of 2013, has been named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar. Each year, Vanderbilt is given the opportunity to nominate up to four outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering fields. Competition for the award is fierce: 282 scholars were selected on the basis of academic...

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Seniors show off real-world design solutions at Senior Design Day

Apr. 13, 2012—Senior engineering students are challenged to solve real-world design issues for university and corporate sponsors during a two-semester design course. Students will share results with their clients and the Vanderbilt community at Senior Design Day, April 19, from 3-5 p.m. in Featheringill Hall.

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King honored with lifetime achievement award for biomedical engineering design

Jan. 26, 2012—Paul King, professor emeritus of biomedical engineering, received a lifetime achievement award in 2011 for his outstanding achievements in BME design instruction. The award was presented to King during the BME-Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Alliance (IDEA) symposium at the BMES fall conference in Hartford, Conn., in mid-October.

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Paras to be remembered at Jan. 10 memorial service

Jan. 6, 2012—In honor of Constantine “Dean” Paras, a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering who died Dec. 13, 2011, a memorial service has been planned. It will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Benton Chapel. All are welcome to attend this service to remember this well-loved graduate...

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“Extractionator” could bring high-tech medical diagnostics to rural areas

Dec. 16, 2011—The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given them $1 million to three Vanderbilt scientists to develop a point-of-care sample collection and preparation product that could bring advanced medical diagnostic testing to the third world.

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Paras, graduate student in biomedical engineering, dies

Dec. 16, 2011—Constantine “Dean” Paras, a Vanderbilt graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has died following a brief illness. Funeral services honoring Paras’ life took place Saturday, Dec. 17, in Rocky River, Ohio. Read the complete details. The Office of Religious Life will work with Paras’ family and friends to plan a...

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Heart for Research: Energized by the pursuit, David Merryman and his team look for answers to cardiovascular disease

Nov. 3, 2011—Talk to people who know David Merryman best, and one adjective is heard frequently: passionate. Talk to Merryman yourself and it is easy to see why. Discussing his research, the assistant professor of biomedical engineering seems ready to leap out of his chair at any moment, perhaps to tweak the complex formulas written in grease...

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Grant bolsters liver tumor surgery techniques

Aug. 30, 2011—A team led by Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer Michael Miga has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance image-guided surgery techniques for safely removing liver tumors.

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Glowing gland can reduce endocrine surgery risk

Jun. 20, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that parathyroid glands have a natural fluorescence that can be used during surgery to identify these tiny organs, which are hard to find with the naked eye.

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Merryman receives NSF CAREER award

Jun. 9, 2011—W. David Merryman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant.

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Attacking malaria on several fronts

Apr. 27, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers are using a variety of approaches to hasten the beginning of the end of malaria.

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