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VUIIS team shows white matter has encoded neural activity

Jan. 18, 2018—Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have detected signals in the white matter of the brain that suggest it has more neural activity than previously thought. The findings of Zhaohua Ding, research associate professor of electrical engineering, computer science and biomedical engineering, and colleagues suggest a new way to investigate diseases...

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Cancer-fighting T cells smarter, stronger than experts thought

Aug. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have made a significant leap toward developing killer T cells to attack cancer tumors by “nudging” them into action with far less evidence of disease than previously thought. Now, researchers will look for T cells that demonstrate potential for the strongest binding when they’re flung at damaged cells. The work by Vanderbilt University...

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fMRI maps electrical activity in brain as precisely as more invasive methods, study finds

May. 31, 2017—A commonly used brain scanning technique can map electrical activity under the skull as precisely as more invasive methods that rely on probes or electrodes, according to a research team led by John Gore, director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science and professor of biomedical engineering. The study supports the potential usefulness of...

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