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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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BME postdoc joins Academic Pathways fellowship program

Oct. 2, 2018—A biomedical engineer who has specialized in developing affordable, portable and rapid point-of-care glucose management devices is in the second cohort of fellows in Vanderbilt’s Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program. The program serves as a bridge between academic training and entry-level faculty positions with a particular emphasis on scholars with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The second...

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Novel, ‘multiplexed’ diagnosis may better identify candidates for cancer immunotherapy

Aug. 26, 2018—A Vanderbilt engineering researcher has shown that combining an enhanced vibrational spectroscopy technique with tagged gold nanostructures can detect important tumor immunomarkers – a significant step toward predicting which patients would benefit from immunotherapy. The study by Rizia Bardhan, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, involved breast tumors but the work has broader relevance....

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Weiss, Mahadevan-Jansen honored by OSA; Weiss also named SPIE Fellow

Jan. 17, 2018—Two engineering professors have been named fellows of The Optical Society (OSA), a leading international association for optics and photonics. Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering Sharon Weiss, a professor of electrical engineering, received the distinction “for contributions expanding the use of silicon in photonics and optoelectronics, and especially for designing and demonstrating highly sensitive porous-silicon...

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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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Engineering faculty lead 3 new TIPs projects that tackle big challenges

Jul. 20, 2017—Build and use microscope systems that do not exist commercially to unlock deeper insights in biomedicine. Design and develop a space-based platform to study Earth’s evolving ecology from an elevated vantage point. Create a research hub for development and testing of durable, sustainable infrastructure materials. All big ideas with widespread impact. And School of Engineering...

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Researchers’ sensor integrates inflammatory bowel disease detection into colonoscopy procedure

Jan. 5, 2017—  Vanderbilt researchers have developed the first sensor capable of objectively identifying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and distinguishing between its two subtypes. The device represents a substantial achievement toward a more personalized approach to diagnosing and treating IBD, a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract affecting more than 1 million Americans. Current diagnostic and treatment...

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Engineering dean announces creation of Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt

Feb. 6, 2015—School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet has announced the establishment of The Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt. The newest research center in the school “will regroup not only the faculty members who focus on biomedical applications inside and outside engineering, but also those faculty members whose main research activities include other subfields of photonics,” Fauchet said....

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