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Making high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how to make high-performance batteries using scraps of metal from the junkyard and household chemicals.

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Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark

Oct. 27, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt scientists have genetically modified luciferase, the enzyme that produces bioluminescence, so that it acts as an optical sensor that records activity in brain cells.

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Building stronger, more diverse pipeline of future faculty is aim of new postdoctoral program

Oct. 24, 2016—An ambitious postdoctoral training initiative designed to prepare recently graduated doctorates for competitive academic careers will launch later this year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Oct. 24.

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Future of graduate and professional student housing focus of chancellor’s working group

Oct. 24, 2016—Developing housing options for graduate and professional students that extend learning and collaboration beyond the classroom and laboratory is the aim of a working group appointed by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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Washington, D.C. seminar teaches Vanderbilt students and postdocs about federal science policy and advocacy

Oct. 24, 2016—On Oct. 13-14, 28 Vanderbilt undergraduates, Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars spent their fall break in Washington, D.C., participating in the third annual Federal STEM Policy and Advocacy seminar

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Vanderbilt social entrepreneurs to compete in 2017 Hult Prize Challenge

Oct. 21, 2016—Interdisciplinary teams of students will present their best social venture ideas to tackle the global problem of involuntary migration at the Hult Prize @ Vanderbilt competition Nov. 7.

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EGF receptor found to regulate macrophage inflammation in gut

Oct. 13, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have uncovered a link between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling and the inflammatory response to bacterial infection in the gastrointestinal tract.

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New, common office for postdoctoral affairs opens

Oct. 11, 2016—The Office for Postdoctoral Affairs will serve as a shared administrative home for all postdoctoral scholars at the university, housed within the Graduate School.

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Basic science, extraordinary impact

Oct. 6, 2016—The discoveries that can change the course of human health forever often begin in the tiniest places: in molecules and cells, at the most fundamental intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. Understanding how these cellular and molecular processes work is the focus of basic biomedical research at Vanderbilt.

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Expanding the Landscape: Graduate School refocuses on inclusion, more holistic approach

Oct. 5, 2016—When Vanderbilt’s Graduate School relocated to Alumni Hall earlier this year, it was more than just a routine move from one office space to another. In a broader sense, it also represented a shift in philosophy—away from the more traditional notion of graduate education and toward a more holistic approach that better equips students for today’s fast-changing and heavily interconnected world.

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Mental health and well-being services expanded for graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows

Oct. 3, 2016—Ensuring that graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows have access to mental health and well-being support is the aim of new enhancements being launched this fall.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards and achievements

Sep. 28, 2016—Read about the latest Vanderbilt University faculty and student awards and achievements.

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