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Vanderbilt researchers win an R&D100 Award for MultiWell MicroFormulator

Dec. 13, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt University scientists and engineers led by Professor John P. Wikswo has won an R&D 100 Award for their MultiWell MicroFormulator. The MultiWell MicroFormulator, developed at Vanderbilt and commercialized by CN Bio Innovations in the United Kingdom, provides customized real-time formulation, delivery and removal of cell culture media to each well of...

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Hyperlens crystal capable of viewing living cells in unprecedented detail

Dec. 12, 2017—New hyperlens crystal is capable of resolving details as small as a virus on the surface of living cells. The atomic structure of the hexagonal boron nitride crystal is shown in the cutout. (Keith Wood / Vanderbilt) Just imagine: An optical lens so powerful that it lets you view features the size of a small...

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Nashville Mayor gives philosophy lesson to Vanderbilt engineering students

Dec. 1, 2017—About 200 engineering students got a philosophy lesson Wednesday from Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. Easily citing Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill and Carol Gilligan, Barry knows her material and knows university students. Sprinkled with references they understand, humorous anecdotes, and questions that caused hands to shoot up, her lecture – The Role of Social Responsibility...

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‘Jeopardy!’ appearance fulfills longtime dream of ChBE research assistant

Nov. 30, 2017—Kyle Becker will appear on “Jeopardy!” beginning Dec. 4. (submitted photo) Kyle Becker started watching Jeopardy! in middle school, shouting out questions to the TV and dreaming of the day he’d be hitting that buzzer for real. The Vanderbilt University alumnus and research assistant finally got his shot in a Culver City, California, studio earlier...

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Battery-switching device promises more road time for Tesla, Leaf drivers

Nov. 20, 2017—Nissan Leafs, which go about 107 miles on a charge, often don’t graduate beyond commuter car status due to battery-life worries. The mass-market, standard Tesla Model 3 can travel double that distance, which is still limiting on long road trips. Both batteries could work about 50 percent longer with a device provisionally patented by Vanderbilt...

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Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease

Nov. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt University researchers are teaming with peers from two other universities to develop ways to fight disease with light with the promise of minimally invasive, drug-free treatments for cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea, diarrhea and other diseases. They’re testing infrared neuromodulation, which targets specific areas of the nervous system and even single...

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Knowledge on demand shapes technology’s future in education –Schmidt Lecture Nov. 15

Nov. 8, 2017—As education technologies continue to converge, the 2018 forecast is for an exponential pace of technological change. Students today effortlessly connect to the tools, methodologies and strong communities that can and will nurture their innate curiosity, said David E. Wilson, a popular speaker who leads a global team at National Instruments responsible for defining and...

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Journalists hear from chancellor, four Vanderbilt professors on big issues ahead

Oct. 30, 2017—Journalists from across the country traveled to campus last week to hear from Vanderbilt’s chancellor, experts and others about big issues likely to shape the Trump administration’s second year. The reporting institute, organized by journalism think tank and training group Poynter, spanned Thursday through Saturday and met in the First Amendment Center and The Commons...

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