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October 2021 Category

Clinical observation adds rigor, real-world design constraints to BME graduate studies

Oct. 19, 2021—BME PhD student Eric Tang talks about how clinical training he’s received through a VISE program has shaped his approach to research.

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21st Century literacy

Oct. 19, 2021—Once a domain of room-sized mainframes and esoteric databases, computer science is everywhere and part of everything. Basic understanding of it has become, in effect, a 21st Century competency.

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Commercial Impact

Oct. 19, 2021—VUSE technologies have generated nearly $7.5 million in the last five years.

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Numbers of Note

Oct. 19, 2021—Nearly 50 percent of first-year students this year are women.

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Less invasive procedure to reduce epilepsy seizures

Oct. 18, 2021—For individuals with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy, open brain surgery is the current standard of care to reduce seizures, and four of every five patients remain seizure-free after the procedure. But perceived risks of a craniotomy make many patients and referring physicians hesitant. More than 90 percent of U.S. patients who could benefit don’t pursue...

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New technique corrects for MRI image distortions

Oct. 18, 2021—Applying deep learning, Vanderbilt and VUMC researchers have created a technique that corrects image distortions and provides more accurate information for researchers, radiologists, and neuroscientists to better interpret brain scans. “To quantify anything in the brain is highly important,” said Bennett Landman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and radiology and radiological sciences and...

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$5 million award boosts disease projection collaboration

Oct. 18, 2021—A massive collaboration to show how sensors and data streams can detect biological threats and predict future disease outbreaks has advanced with $5 million in federal funding over the next two years. The NSF Convergence Accelerator approved Computing the Biome for Phase 2 funding in September 2021. Vanderbilt School of Engineering has a lead role...

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Team achieves dual-band optical processing

Oct. 18, 2021—A team led by Vanderbilt engineers has achieved the ability to transmit two different types of optical signals across a single chip at the same time. The breakthrough heralds a potential dramatic increase in the volume of data a silicon chip can transmit over any period of time. With this work, the research team moved...

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