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Engineering students design low-cost health care devices

May. 6, 2016—How about shrink wrapping your hand to have an MRI? Or having a light in a cast to help heal diabetic foot ulcers? These are just some of the devices developed by Vanderbilt engineering students for Design Day 2016.

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Using MRI to assess myelin health

Jan. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators report an improved model for estimating brain health, using MRI.

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Grant to spur study of ‘brown fat’s’ metabolic mysteries

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have received a $2.15 million grant to study the amount and activity of “brown fat” in adults, with the aim of understanding its role in metabolic disease and identifying new therapeutic targets.

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A view of brain function in disease

Jun. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators report the first use of a specialized type of MRI to study the hippocampus in patients with schizophrenia.

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‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia

Oct. 29, 2014—Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.

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Imaging guides Alzheimer gene search

Feb. 28, 2014—Using imaging data, Vanderbilt researchers discovered an association between a gene pair and brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Autism narrows brain’s reward response

Nov. 27, 2013—MRI brain scans reveal that children with autism spectrum disorders respond to a narrower range of familiar rewards.

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Program helps children complete MRIs sedation-free

Oct. 31, 2013—Natalie Ortiz is a typical six-year-old first grader — happy, active and fidgety — the kind of patient often sedated for a lengthy Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan.

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MRI used as new tool in predicting lymphedema risk

Sep. 12, 2013—A new Vanderbilt study is the first to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to noninvasively measure lymphatic flow.

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Methods for imaging myelin loss

Jul. 12, 2013—Certain MRI metrics can be used to assess myelin loss in multiple sclerosis, which is important for planning and monitoring therapy.

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Predicting cancer’s response to therapy

Jun. 24, 2013—Researchers are developing imaging methods to predict patient outcome early in the course of chemotherapy for breast cancer – to allow clinicians to adjust therapy for patients who are not responding.

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Auto experts recognize cars like most people recognize faces

Oct. 1, 2012—The most detailed brain mapping study to date has found that the area of the brain that recognizes faces is also used to identify objects of expertise.

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