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VUCast Extra: Blackberries, electricity and high school students

Oct. 23, 2013—How do you get students excited about science? Try mixing blackberries and a lesson in nanotechnology with some eager Tennessee high school students in a Vanderbilt lab. Watch the results on VUCast Extra now.

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VUCast: Startling brain-related study on critically ill patients

Oct. 16, 2013—In the latest VUCast: ICU patients are leaving hospitals with a dementia-like disease; What’s the fate of the Republican Party?; Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham; and It's time to celebrate -- the Rate My Professor 2013 rankings are in. All this and more in Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Long-term brain impairment too common after critical illness

Oct. 8, 2013—A recent Vanderbilt study shows a significant number of patients are entering I.C.U.’s throughout the world with no evidence of cognitive — brain related issues, but are leaving with symptoms associated with mild Alzheimer’s or Traumatic Brain Injury. Barb Cramer has more.

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VUCast: Football player gets pioneering microsurgery

Sep. 25, 2013—How a Vandy football player gets back in the game after kidney surgery Concussions: When in doubt, sit them out And see the footsteps of remarkable Vanderbilt folks   All this and more in VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Watch: Vanderbilt researchers fight to prevent the next pandemic

Sep. 20, 2013—Vanderbilt University medical researchers are once again part of the nationwide fight to prevent a possible flu pandemic.  There’s a new deadly flu strain called H7N9, that started in eastern China.  Vanderbilt is one of 9 sites preparing to test a new vaccine to protect people against this new strain.

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VUCast: Preventing the next pandemic

Sep. 18, 2013—Researchers work to prevent possible bird flu pandemic How stars solve mysteries of the universe And conquering the video gaming industry Vandy style? All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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VUCast: When is it more than just a tummy ache?

Aug. 27, 2013— Why you should worry about your child’s chronic tummy aches  See a robotic arm that could help save lives  And why kids love a new health care app All this and more in VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Baby’s life-changing surgery, before birth

Jul. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Junior League Fetal Center is offering ground-breaking treatments and surgeries in the hopes of providing unborn babies the best start to life. Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer has the amazing story– and surgical video– of fetal surgery to repair an unborn baby’s spinal cord defect. For more about Vanderbilt’s Fetal Center, go to: http://childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org

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Healing with a mother’s voice

Jun. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are using a new mom’s own singing voice to help preemie babies learn an essential skill that is often difficult for them.

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VUCast: See advances in this robotic hand; get a special view of Commodore baseball

Jun. 12, 2013—In this week’s VUCast: Bionic Breakthrough: See advances in this robotic hand What Vandy doctors are doing with the military to avoid amputations See a special view of Commodore baseball All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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VUCast: Why Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift put Vanderbilt in their newest music video

May. 28, 2013—In this week’s VUCast: See a student invention to save babies from hot cars. Why Nashville stars Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift put Vanderbilt in their latest video. How you could win $10,000 in a new Vandy app contest. All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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John Wikswo at TEDx Nashville: The Homunculi and I

May. 6, 2013—John Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University Professor of biomedical engineering and A. B. Learned Professor of Living Physics, presented "Homunculi and I: Lessons from building organs on chips" at TedX Nashville April 6, 2013.

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