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Year in Review: Vanderbilt’s top stories, images, Tweets and shares of 2012

Dec. 17, 2012—The top news stories, Tweets, Facebook posts, photos and videos of the year.

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VUCast: Home Run for Health

Sep. 19, 2012—This week on VUCast: They won our hearts. Now, learn how one champion is winning his fight with diabetes. Some Vanderbilt classes are soon coming to a computer near you. And, Popeye was right. Researchers give new meaning to the term spinach power.

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Spinach power gets a major boost

Sep. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have combined the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion thatproduces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells.

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Senior design team wins $90K EPA grant for spinach-powered solar cell

Apr. 25, 2012—At the Eighth Annual National Sustainable Design Expo, a team of Vanderbilt engineering seniors won the Marketplace Innovation Award, Student Choice Award and a $90,000 Phase II grant from the EPA for a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes expensive silicon wafers with a protein derived from spinach.

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