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‘Raman spectra’

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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Bardhan awarded prestigious career development grant for melanoma research

Mar. 23, 2018—A chemical and biomolecular engineering professor has received a prestigious Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Career Development Award to develop an innovative multi-modal imaging platform for melanoma diagnosis and treatment evaluation. Assistant Professor Rizia Bardhan will use novel immunoactive gold nanostructures (IGNs) in conjunction with PET scanning and Raman spectroscopy to assess tumor immunomarkers...

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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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