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New drug targets vascular inflammation, drastically improves vascular procedures’ long-term effectiveness

Oct. 12, 2021—By Aran Sullivan THE IDEA Cardiovascular procedures like bypass grafting and vessel stenting are some of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, but about half of them will require additional corrective measures, according to Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and undergraduate director of biomedical engineering. The need for follow-up procedures is often...

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Research Snapshot: BME team demonstrates potential for 1st clinically successful osteoarthritis drug

Sep. 2, 2021—THE IDEA Post-traumatic osteoarthritis—caused by degraded cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in joints—occurs after a joint injury. With the knowledge that PTOA will lead to earlier onset and faster progression of osteoarthritis following an injury, researchers including Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, set out to develop a drug for the prevention of...

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Two new endowed chair recipients in engineering honored at celebration

Feb. 28, 2020—Two engineering faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Student Life Center. They were among nine Vanderbilt faculty members who are recipients of chairs. The engineering professors are: Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Engineering Nilanjan Sarkar, David K. Wilson Chair in...

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Duvall elected into AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Jan. 23, 2018—Craig L. Duvall, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected a 2018 Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He will be inducted at the Fellow Induction and Awards Ceremony April 9 at AIMBE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Duvall conducts research on advanced drug delivery systems designed for regenerative...

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Two engineering faculty members named as 2018 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 18, 2018—Engineering professors Craig Duvall and Jason Valentine join 10 outstanding faculty members from across the university as the 2018 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty. “Our world-class faculty are the heart of Vanderbilt, and investing in our faculty is also an investment in the university community, today and for...

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Plentiful human protein better carrier for gene therapy in tumors

Jul. 24, 2017—Powerful molecules can hitch rides on a plentiful human protein and signal tumors to self-destruct, a team of Vanderbilt University engineers found. Their research gives oncologists a better shot at overcoming the problems of drug resistance, toxicity to patients and a host of other barriers to consistently achieving successful gene therapy for cancer. It is...

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New nanoparticle enhances success rate of coronary artery bypass grafts

Jun. 19, 2015—  Illustration shows “nanopolyplex” delivery of a peptide into a surface leg vein prior to bypass grafting. The peptide inhibits a signaling pathway that drives proliferation of cells in the inner lining of the blood vessel, a process known as intimal hyperplasia (IH). As shown at right, the treated vessel has less thickening and is...

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Engineering student’s ‘nano-taxicab’ is best Three-Minute Thesis presentation

Apr. 15, 2015—Using the analogy of a nano-taxicab to describe her research on developing an improved drug delivery system, Kelsey Beavers won first place March 27 in a Three-Minute Thesis Competition for Vanderbilt graduate students, and she tied for the People’s Choice award, taking two of the three awards given at the event. The challenge: All 49...

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