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VUSN-Meharry launch project to improve care of people with diabetes

Apr. 23, 2003—Researchers are pioneering plans for improving the quality of care for low-income patients with type 2 diabetes, taking a lesson from the aviation and engineering industry.

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VUMC participates in NIH fetal surgery trial

Apr. 23, 2003—VUMC is one of three institutions participating in a $25 million, five-year trial of 200 patients comparing the safety and efficacy of fetal surgical repair and traditional postnatal repair of open neural tube defects in infants with spina bifida.

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Nuclear technology expert to speak at Vanderbilt

Apr. 23, 2003—Theodore (Ted) Rockwell, internationally renowned expert in nuclear engineering, will speak on “Nuclear Technology: Facts and Myths about Radioactivity” in a free public lecture at Vanderbilt University April 23. The lecture will be held 4-5 p.m. in the main auditorium on the first floor of Featheringill Hall.

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Expert on understanding reading through neuroimaging to speak March 27

Mar. 26, 2003—Ken Pugh, a scientist renowned for his research on language organization and the neurobiology of reading, reading disabilities and attention deficit disorder, will speak at a free public lecture Thursday, March 27, at Vanderbilt University’s John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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World Watch: War & Terrorism Experts

Mar. 12, 2003—(Sound Available) Vanderbilt professors offer comments on possible warClick the link above for tipsheet.

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Car fanciers’ brains experience perceptual traffic jams when trying to identify autos and faces at the same time

Mar. 10, 2003—Aficionados may not only treat their automobiles as if they are people, but it now appears that they recognize their cars with the special part of the brain that is also used to identify faces. And, when they try to identify cars and faces at the same time, they are likely to experience a kind of perceptual traffic jam.

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Former astronaut to discuss shuttle disaster during Vanderbilt videoconferences

Feb. 20, 2003—Former NASA astronaut Rick Chappell, who directs Vanderbilt University’s Office of Science and Research Communications, will discuss the impact of the Columbia shuttle disaster on the future of America’s space program during a series of videoconferences on Feb. 21 with K-12 students in Texas and Tennessee.

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Space Shuttle Experts

Feb. 20, 2003—Congressional hearings on the space shuttle disaster begin Wednesday, Feb. 12. Vanderbilt University professors can add context to your stories.---Scientific Experiments in Space---Robots in Space---Accident Analysis

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Michael J. Fox Foundation funds novel research

Feb. 12, 2003—Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has awarded one of its competitive Fast Track grants to Vanderbilt neuroscientist Richard Nass, Ph.D., to fund his search for drugs that will prevent dopamine nerve cell death.

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Space Shuttle tragedy

Feb. 4, 2003—Vanderbilt professors offer comments on the space shuttle disaster--- Scientific experiments in space --- Robots in space--- Facing grief following national tragedies --- National policy implications

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Boeing donates electrophoresis patent to Vanderbilt

Feb. 3, 2003—The Boeing Company has donated a patent to Vanderbilt University covering a particle-separation technology originally developed for use in outer space that now could play an important role in the approaching nanotechnology revolution.

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Pioneering genetic researcher and Vanderbilt professor Gisela Mosig dies

Jan. 17, 2003—Gisela Mosig, 72, a pioneering genetic researcher and distinguished faculty member at Vanderbilt University, died Jan. 12 at Alive Hospice. She had been undergoing cancer treatment for two years.

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