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Renowned molecular biologist Sidney Fleischer dies at 86

Jun. 21, 2016—Sidney Fleischer, a renowned molecular biologist famous internationally for his work on calcium and the discovery of the ryanodine receptor, was remembered as a “true giant” in his field who worked along with his wife to advance the field of cell signaling. He died May 27 at the age of 86.

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Class of 2014: Domonique Bragg and Cody Stothers are Aspirnaut pioneers

Apr. 22, 2014—Seniors Domonique Bragg and Cody Stothers, who both hail from rural Arkansas, followed a similar path to Vanderbilt.

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Memorial Oct. 21 for Ellen Fanning, ALS walk Oct. 26

Oct. 18, 2013—Please join in celebrating the life of Ellen Fanning, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, on Monday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., in Benton Chapel.

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Ellen Fanning, DNA researcher and mentor of young scientists, dies

Sep. 3, 2013—Ellen Fanning, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, died on Sunday morning, Sept.1, after a lengthy battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She was 67 years old.

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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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See Vanderbilt’s national champion debaters in action Oct. 14

Oct. 12, 2011—Members of the community will have a chance to see two of Vanderbilt’s top debaters in action Friday afternoon in Buttrick Hall. Vanderbilt sophomores Saad Rehman and Karl Gressly, last year’s American Debate Association national champions in novice debate, will square off against a University of Georgia team in a public exhibition set for 2-3...

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New insect repellant may be thousands of times stronger than DEET

May. 9, 2011—Discovery of a new class of insect repellant raises the possibility of formulations that are thousands of times more effective than current repellants.

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