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Mahadevan-Jansen and Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center resume lab activity with renewed purpose during Research Ramp-up

Dec. 4, 2020—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen (Vanderbilt University) The Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, directed by Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering, conducts research on clinical photonics, neurophotonics and multiscale photonics to develop optical technologies that improve patient care. When Vanderbilt ramped down in-person research activities in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mahadevan-Jansen and her team did...

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CZI grant expands training and access to high-end imaging techniques

Dec. 2, 2020—With a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Imaging Scientists program, a research assistant professor of biomedical imaging will extend the accessibility of specialized microscopy equipment and expertise within Vanderbilt University to a broader pool of researchers, including students. Bryan Millis, also a research assistant professor of cell and developmental biology, develops microscopy and imaging technologies...

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Pre-term birth risks evaluated under new light

Oct. 12, 2019—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen and her team are working to help more babies arrive safely. A small optical device the team designed has the potential to predict risks of preterm labor that could result in preterm births. Each year, 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely, arriving at least three weeks before their due dates. Globally, prematurity...

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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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