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Radiation and pulmonary fibrosis

Nov. 15, 2017—To develop strategies for preventing radiation-induced lung fibrosis (scarring), Vanderbilt investigators are exploring the cell types and factors that contribute to the fibrotic response.

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Alien particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronic devices

Feb. 17, 2017—Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.

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Vanderbilt Engineering research project on Cubesat

Jan. 14, 2016—A satellite carrying a Vanderbilt research project is now flying in space. The research payload, built by a Vanderbilt engineering team, is the first of its kind. Barb Cramer reports the lift-off was spectacular.

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Radiation damage bigger problem in microelectronics than previously thought

Jul. 19, 2012—The amount of damage that radiation causes in electronic materials may be at least 10 times greater than previously thought, say Vanderbilt scientists using a combination of lasers and acoustic waves to pinpoint the size and location of defects buried deep inside.

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Kids’ cells okay after mom’s cancer radiation

Jun. 22, 2012—Study finds no evidence of increased mitochondrial mutations in the children of women treated with radiation for cancer.

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Study eases childhood cancer survivors’ birth defect worries

Jan. 13, 2012—A large, retrospective study of the children of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation therapy and/or some forms of chemotherapy found that the offspring do not have an increased risk for birth defects compared with children of cancer survivors who did not receive these treatments.

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Offspring of childhood cancer survivors have no increased risk for birth defects

Dec. 15, 2011—Children of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation or some forms of do not have an increased risk for birth defects compared to children of cancer survivors who did not receive such treatments.

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Protecting brainpower during radiation

Jun. 29, 2011—Blocking a certain protein during radiation to treat brain cancers could protect the brain’s thinking powers.

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