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Six from Vanderbilt to speak at TEDxNashville March 17–18

Jan. 25, 2017—Astrophysicists, artists, celebrity chefs and clinical psychologists will be among the speakers at the eighth annual TEDxNashville.

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‘Origami’ rapid malaria test receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Nov. 15, 2016—A novel "origami" rapid diagnostic test for malaria has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Arts and Science Dean’s Office appoints divisional deans

Mar. 23, 2016—Dean of the College of Arts and Science Lauren Benton has announced the appointment of two senior faculty members as divisional deans in the college. The new positions will facilitate academic planning in departments and programs within the three Arts and Science divisions: humanities, social sciences and sciences.

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VU investigators use magnetism to help isolate malaria biomarker

Jan. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a way to detect malaria that is faster and more sensitive than current clinical methods — a development that has the potential to make malaria detection significantly less expensive and more stable.

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Faculty Senate meeting minutes for March 2015 available online

May. 1, 2015—Minutes from the Vanderbilt Faculty Senate’s March 12 meeting are now available online on the Faculty Senate website.

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Coffee-ring diagnostic offers hope in poorest regions

Dec. 3, 2014—Using the same mechanism that causes evaporating coffee to leave a ring behind, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt researchers is designing a simple blood test to diagnose malaria in the developing world without electricity or special training.

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Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 24, 2014—Twelve members of Vanderbilt's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

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Eleven faculty honored with endowed chairs

May. 7, 2014—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration April 30 at the Student Life Center.

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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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“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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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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Going underground in search of new drugs

Feb. 1, 2011—Every few months, chemist Brian Bachmann sheds his white lab coat, collects his flashlight, helmet, surgical gloves and knotted rope, puts on old clothes and hiking boots and heads to a nearby cave. Bachmann, an assistant professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt, has combined his industrial experience in natural products drug discovery with his undergraduate hobby...

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