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Vanderbilt-led team to develop ‘microbrain’ to improve drug testing

Jul. 24, 2012—Creating a device out of human cells that simulates brain chemistry is the goal of a $6.4 million grant which is part of major new federal initiative to develop a series of “organs on a chip” designed to improve the drug development process.

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ISIS pioneers model-integrated computing

Nov. 30, 2011—Recent ongoing research highlights the Institute for Software Integrated Systems' broad, multidisciplinary impact.

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Creation of the largest human-designed protein boosts protein engineering efforts

Nov. 15, 2011—A team of Vanderbilt chemists have designed and successfully synthesized the largest artificial protein using a new approach that greatly expands scientists’ ability to create proteins unknown in nature.

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Weiss to join Defense Science Study Group

May. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt engineer Sharon Weiss will be a member of the 2012-2013 Defense Science Study Group, which introduces selected scientists and engineering professors to and engages them in national security issues.

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