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Trans-institutional team documents potential new treatment path for breast cancer

Jan. 16, 2019—A team led by biomolecular engineer John Wilson and cancer biologist Rebecca Cook have found a way to trigger an immune response that targets breast cancer cells.

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Risk modeling, data integration drive NASA next-gen air travel safety project

Jan. 9, 2019—Sankaran Mahadevan is leading a team of Vanderbilt engineers in an ambitious NASA effort to revolutionize air traffic control.

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Engineering senior ropes crown in Missouri rodeo contest

Jan. 9, 2019—Kaitlyn Ayers, a biomedical engineering senior, is likely the only Vanderbilt engineering student whose gap year will include a tiara, a horse and pole bending.

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FDA approves device based on Vanderbilt invention to ID parathyroid during head and neck surgeries

Dec. 17, 2018—Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the FDA has approved a device based on the technology for surgical use.

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Engineering and surgical collaborators celebrate new ‘home’

Dec. 14, 2018—VISE celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing healthcare techniques from the lab to patients.

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Biomedical engineering student-dancers find joy, community, stress relief at the barre

Dec. 11, 2018—Junior Danielle Liu and senior Dominque Szymkiewicz, both biomedical engineering majors, have found a valuable outlet in VUPointe Ballet Theatre, a student-run dance company.

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Vanderbilt radiation experiment flies on record-setting SpaceX launch

Dec. 11, 2018—A third Vanderbilt radiation experiment rode into space last week on a SpaceX Falcon launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The goal is to model and test key electronics components for radiation sensitivity.

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Ethan Lippmann wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research

Dec. 5, 2018—The five-year, $2.5 million award supports Ethan Lippmann's goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier dysfunction impacts neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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VISE celebration includes technology ‘show and tell’ and symposium

Dec. 4, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering—dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaborations that advance discovery—will host a celebration and symposium at its new campus home Dec. 12.

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Clark Scholars honored at reception

Nov. 29, 2018—The first- and second-year cohorts of the A. James Clark Scholars at the School of Engineering met with members of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation at a reception on Nov. 7.

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Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Nov. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers in the schools of engineering and medicine are exploring the feasibility of using Raman spectroscopy for early detection of HPV-related cancers of the throat in order to reduce the need for biopsies and to offer less intensive therapies.

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Event to promote organ donation, recognize engineering alum is Nov. 29

Nov. 26, 2018—Because Justin Langford was an organ donor, today five lives have been saved and 70 lives have been improved through eye, tissue and skin donation. On Thursday, Nov. 29, Bryan and Janice Langford, and Kyle, Justin’s brother and a Vanderbilt biomedical engineering graduate in medical school here, will share the important message of organ donation during a special event in Featheringill Hall’s Adams Atrium at noon.

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