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Vanderbilt engineering professor wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research

Dec. 5, 2018—  CZI awards over $51 million to fight a class of diseases that include Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Vanderbilt University, has won an inaugural Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research. The five-year, $2.5 million award supports his goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier...

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VISE hosts annual symposium Dec. 12 as new space opens for collaboration

Dec. 4, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering hosts it 7th Annual Symposium Dec. 12 with invited speakers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Johns Hopkins University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The 2018 Surgery, Intervention, and Engineering Symposium opens with lunch and a poster session at noon in the Light Hall...

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Radiation experiment flies on record-setting SpaceX launch dedicated entirely to small satellites

Dec. 4, 2018—  The record-setting SpaceX rocket launch yesterday carried a Vanderbilt space radiation experiment aboard CubeSat Fox-1Cliff. Actually, it’s a spare. The original payload is aboard CubeSat AO-85 , launched in 2015 and still in low-Earth orbit. After deployment, Fox1-Cliff received its official designation, AO-95. A third Vanderbilt payload has been up one year this month...

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Exoskeleton developed at Vanderbilt University collects R&D 100 Award

Nov. 28, 2018—by Heidi Hall Nov. 28, 2018, 3:38 PM The Indego exoskeleton developed at Vanderbilt University picked up an R&D 100 Award at the Nov. 16 ceremony held in Orlando, Fla. Co-inventors Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Ryan Farris, a Vanderbilt alumnus and engineering manager at Parker Hannifin Corporation, accepted the...

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Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Nov. 28, 2018—Cancers of the tonsils and the base of the tongue related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) are frequently small, often with no early-stage symptoms, so many patients go undiagnosed until tumors have spread to lymph nodes in the neck. Oropharyngeal cancers—cancers of the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils–are...

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Phase change materials may free up valuable real estate for optical data transmission

Nov. 21, 2018—New research into the phase-changing capabilities of vanadium dioxide and infrared properties of hexagonal boron nitride holds promise for faster, more efficient optical data transmission, particularly in big data “farms” where thousands of computers must communicate to provide answers. A team composed of researchers from Vanderbilt University, the University of Georgia and Kansas State University...

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BME’s Merryman and collaborators find potential way to prevent rare lung disease

Nov. 20, 2018—Research by Vanderbilt scientists suggests that it may be possible to prevent or even reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare, progressive disease characterized by narrowing of and high blood pressure in the small arteries of the lungs. A key player in PAH is the proangiogenic cell (PAC), a cell produced by the bone marrow...

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VISE affiliates awarded $2.5 million NIH grant for continued epilepsy research

Nov. 17, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt University engineers and surgeons has received a five-year, $2.5 million National Institutes of Health R01 grant to continue research into epilepsy-related seizures and brain networks. Victoria Morgan, associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is the principal investigator. Bennett Landman, associate professor of electrical engineering and Dario Englot, assistant professor of...

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