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NSF I-Corps program gives boost to commercializing prosthetic ankle

Jul. 6, 2018—The seven-week program can be arduous, but teams save much time later by avoiding missteps thanks to their extensive research and the mentoring they receive.

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Study reveals frogs bouncing back in Panama

Apr. 5, 2018—A new study reports that some Central American frog species are recovering from a deadly fungal epidemic, perhaps because they have better defenses against the pathogen.

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Vanderbilt’s Gavin Price receives NSF CAREER Award

Mar. 20, 2018—The National Science Foundation has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Grant to Gavin R. Price, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

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DNA damage repair: molecular insights

Dec. 5, 2017—Structural details about a protein involved in the repair of damaged DNA provide insight into xeroderma pigmentosum disorders, which are characterized by increased risk for skin cancer.

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It’s not just about the money, say STEM students of color

Oct. 19, 2017—In a new study, black and Latinx students said it was important for them to use their careers to help others.

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Novel insights to antibiotic targets

Sep. 29, 2017—New mechanistic details about the DNA-unwinding activity of antibacterial protein targets could lead to the design of better antibiotic medicines.

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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Jul. 21, 2017—A new energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.

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Bacterial signaling systems

Feb. 3, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a unique example of communication between bacterial signaling systems, which may have relevance for antibiotic resistance.

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NSF award goes to Fisk geneticist following VU post-doc training

Jul. 7, 2015—The partnership with Fisk through the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program and other avenues, “presents us with an opportunity to see the results of our efforts impact an under-served community."

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RNA defects in multiple sclerosis

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that profound defects exist in the integrity of structural RNA molecules in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.

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Twenty-one Vandy grad students snag prestigious NSF fellowships

May. 22, 2014—This year 21 Vanderbilt Graduate School students have won prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships.

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What makes math instruction in China more effective?

Oct. 23, 2013—A $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable a team of U.S. and Chinese researchers to identify instructional supports that lead to higher levels of mathematics achievement.

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