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Drug development under way with discovery of how to treat heart attack

Feb. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have identified the protein receptor in specialized heart cells that, when removed, preserves cardiac function after a heart attack. This discovery has significant implications for survival after a heart attack, with a promising therapeutic development now underway at the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. The research was led by David Merryman, a...

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New faculty Maizie Zhou: Unlocking genetic disorders through Big Data

Dec. 1, 2020—While studying prefrontal cortex development in adolescents, neuroscientist Maizie Zhou came to a realization that would dramatically alter her career path. Seeing how widespread autism was, but how few answers the scientific community had for those affected by it, she decided a different approach—one that is more data-driven and computational—was needed to understand the disorder....

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ORAU award supports BME professor’s work on whole brain statistical modeling

Aug. 26, 2019—An engineering professor whose research involves building statistical models of whole brain data sets has received a competitive research grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Mika Rubinov, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is one of 36 junior faculty nationwide to win a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, which provides funds to enrich the...

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Senior Aditya Karhade named first Vanderbilt Young Alumni Leader

Apr. 17, 2015—The Board of Trust has elected graduating senior Aditya V. Karhade as Vanderbilt’s first Young Alumni Leader. He will begin serving a three-year term on the Alumni Association Board July 1, 2015, and then join the Board of Trust July 1, 2018, for a two-year term. “I’m incredibly humbled to be selected and I look...

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Professor helps validate maps of the brain’s resting state

Jun. 19, 2013—Kick back and shut your eyes. Now stop thinking. You have just put your brain into what neuroscientists call its resting state. What the brain is doing when an individual is not focused on the outside world has become the focus of considerable research in recent years. One of the potential benefits of these studies...

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