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New research on Fragile X syndrome reinforces importance of early detection

Aug. 25, 2017—New insights into the long-lasting effects of Fragile X syndrome on connections in the brain during early development highlight the importance of early detection and treatment.

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Class of 2017: Jarrod Shilts makes biological discoveries and collaborates across disciplines

May. 3, 2017—When Boston native Jarrod Shilts arrived at Vanderbilt, he brought with him a strong interest in synthetic biology—a discipline devoted to designing and creating biological molecules that don’t exist in the natural world and using them to redesign existing biological systems.

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Arts and Science senior named Churchill Scholar

Jan. 27, 2017—Jarrod Shilts, a senior from Boston, has been named one of 15 recipients of the Churchill Scholarship, which provides funding to pursue a master’s degree in a STEM discipline at Cambridge University in England.

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Vanderbilt senior wins Genetics Society award

Apr. 12, 2013—Samuel Friedman, a senior from Plymouth, Ma., majoring in molecular and cellular biology, recently won a Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award from the Genetics Society of America. The award allowed Friedman to present his research at the 54th Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Pushing lipids into the limelight

Dec. 6, 2011—In the world of molecular biology, lipids haven’t gotten as much respect or attention as nucleic acids and proteins even though they play a number of essential biological functions. But now this chemically diverse class of molecules is emerging into the limelight. The development of new instruments that can efficiently identify fats, waxes, sterols, membrane...

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