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Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science Archives

Help us discover how children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn to read

Jan. 17, 2018—The Brain Development Lab (James Booth, principal investigator) is looking for children, 10 to 13 years of age, who are deaf or hard of hearing for a study that examines how children learn to read.

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Predicting brain surgery outcomes

Aug. 18, 2017—Assessing brain functional and structural connectivity in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy may be a useful way to identify the best candidates for surgical treatment.

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PET imaging to predict tumor response

Jun. 14, 2017—A PET probe that detects the amino acid glutamine predicts whether tumors respond to certain targeted therapies in preclinical animal models.

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Abramson to lead new Department of Radiology innovation program

Apr. 27, 2017—Richard Abramson, M.D., will engage in creative program development as the Department of Radiology’s first Vice Chair for Innovation.

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Using MRI to assess myelin health

Jan. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators report an improved model for estimating brain health, using MRI.

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A view of brain function in disease

Jun. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators report the first use of a specialized type of MRI to study the hippocampus in patients with schizophrenia.

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Study reveals biomarker of post-injury spinal cord function

Apr. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have demonstrated, for the first time in a primate model, that injury disrupts neural signaling in the spinal cord and that these changes can be measured non-invasively with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

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Physician-scientist is dream job for Vanderbilt’s Cassat

Dec. 4, 2014—Jim Cassat, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric infectious disease specialist who joined the Vanderbilt faculty this summer, loves taking care of children with bone infections and doing research to understand the host-pathogen interactions during these invasive infections.

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Technique brings spinal cord neural signaling into focus

Aug. 5, 2014—Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science have achieved the first conclusive non-invasive measurement of neural signaling in the spinal cords of healthy human volunteers.

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PET probe detects dying tumor cells

May. 8, 2014—A novel PET imaging probe detects tumor cell death in vivo and could be useful for personalizing cancer medicine.

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New faculty: Todd Monroe explores how neurobiology can better guide pain management

Oct. 7, 2013—When Todd Monroe’s grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer late in the course of her dementia, the nursing home staff caring for her struggled to assess her pain.

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Sutherland Prize, Chancellor’s Research Award go to engineers

Sep. 4, 2013—The Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to John Gore by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during the Fall Faculty Assembly Sept. 22. Deyu Li, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was one of five faculty members receiving a Chancellor’s Award for Research, which also recognizes excellence in research, scholarship, or creative expression.

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