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Cancer-fighting T cells are smarter, stronger than experts thought

Aug. 14, 2017—It takes a minuscule amount of force to make T cells behave in the lab as they behave in the body. That finding is a leap in cancer therapy research.

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Vanderbilt launches test balloon in preparation for total solar eclipse research

Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University is part of a national NASA project to give scientists a view of the eclipse from the edge of space. The high altitude balloon, launched by Vanderbilt, will carry a 12 pound payload or scientific instruments for research and a camera for live streaming. Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanderbiltu, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanderbiltu and...

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Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap

Aug. 1, 2017—"Performance-boosting super suit" hidden under clothing can be activated by a double tap to save users' backs.

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Multitasking monolayers

Jul. 21, 2017—Scientists have discovered a natural process that makes patterned monolayers suitable for creating a wide variety of novel materials with dual optical, magnetic, catalytic or sensing capabilities.

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Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse with special events for campus community Aug. 21

Jul. 5, 2017—The Office of the Provost has planned a number of campus events for the Vanderbilt community to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event.

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Retired engineering professor integral to early success of materials science program dies

Jun. 29, 2017—William Frances Flanagan, who taught at Vanderbilt University for more than 30 years and was renowned for his research on the causes of stress corrosion cracking in alloys and metals, died June 15 in Maryland. He was 90.

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How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery

Jun. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.

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Better models predict weather disaster outcomes, help plan recoveries

Jun. 2, 2017—Bayesian modeling can include hundreds of data points and present a range of potential events and options for dealing with them.

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Web-based tool will help government realistically plan for climate change

Jun. 2, 2017—Researchers are studying how commerce and flood control on inland waterways and the residents along them must change.

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Novel nanotube approach earns grad student coveted spot in ORNL innovation program

May. 22, 2017—An interdisciplinary materials science graduate student has been selected for a prestigious entrepreneurship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to scale and commercialize a revolutionary method of carbon nanotube production.

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Student rocketeers earn second place in NASA contest

May. 16, 2017—For ten straight years, Vanderbilt has soared to success with innovative rocket designs and payloads, and this year is no exception.

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Founder’s Medalists honored at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos awarded the top scholars from each of the university’s undergraduate and professional schools with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 12.

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