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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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Bridging the antibiotic gap

Aug. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how certain molecules with antibiotic properties are synthesized, findings that could lead to new drugs that overcome the increased antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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VUCast: Fight club to save lives; Seeing in tune; Best Vanderbilt fans!

Jul. 21, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Find out about a fight club that can save lives; learn how musicians see in tune; and see the best Vanderbilt baseball fans from the College World Series. Watch now.

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Creating bacterial ‘fight clubs’ to discover new drugs

Jun. 29, 2015—Chemists Brian Bachmann and John McLean have shown that creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs.

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Hillsboro High student partners with VU researcher on cave drug study

Jan. 27, 2015—Hillsboro High School senior Alex Jolly advanced to the semi-finals in the Intel Science Talent Search with his research project on cave drugs.

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Shifting evolution into reverse promises cheaper, greener way to make new drugs

Mar. 24, 2014—By shifting evolution into reverse to produce an expensive HIV drug out of a simple sugar, Vanderbilt chemist Brian Bachmann has shown that it may be possible to manufacture exotic and expensive synthetic drugs as easily as brewing beer.

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Vanderbilt awarded $16.5 million agreement to determine how toxic agents affect human cells

Mar. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a Cooperative Agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Army Research Office that is worth up to $16.5 million over five years.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Sep. 16, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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New tool for mining bacterial genome for novel drugs

Jan. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt biochemists have discovered that the process bacteria undergo when they become drug resistant can act as a powerful tool for drug discovery.

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Caving for Cures project gains museum limelight

Sep. 17, 2012—If you drop by the American Museum of Natural History the next time you visit New York, there is a good chance that you will see an exhibit highlighting Vanderbilt chemist Brian Bachmann’s "caving for drugs" research.

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Nashville innovations

Aug. 23, 2011—Last week when the Nashville Scene’s annual Innovations Issue hit the newsstands, three of its ten “forward-thinking ideas that are pushing Nashville – and the world – into the future” came from Vanderbilt. The three campus projects that impressed the Scene editors were: Digging for Drugs: Cave Chemistry. This is an effort of Associate Professor...

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June grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

Jul. 28, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in June that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded.

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