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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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New device stores electricity on silicon chips

Oct. 22, 2013—Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7. Cell phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges: These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University.

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VUCast: When is it more than just a tummy ache?

Aug. 27, 2013— Why you should worry about your child’s chronic tummy aches  See a robotic arm that could help save lives  And why kids love a new health care app All this and more in VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Vanderbilt outreach initiative puts science in the hands of Tennessee students

Jan. 23, 2013—Middle school students in Robertson and Dickson counties will get hands-on science instruction thanks to a Vanderbilt University outreach initiative.

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