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Reporter Nov 7 2014

Photo: Food Day

Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center dietetic interns Dylan Caulder, left, and Hope Anderson offer tips on healthy eating and hand out samples of nutritious snacks to Vanderbilt University students and employees at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center as part of Food Day 2014.

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BioVU to collect plasma in hunt for heart failure clues

Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s biobank, BioVU, has begun to collect and store plasma, the liquid part of blood, to aid studies of diseases ranging from heart failure and hypertension to breast cancer.

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Optogenetics sheds new light on brain’s behavior modulators

Nov. 6, 2014—A new light-based technology is allowing scientists to peer deep into the brain and alter animal behavior with the “flip of a switch.”

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Diabetes effort aims to boost function of insulin-producing cells

Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University is part of a national effort to improve diabetes treatment by developing strategies for proliferating, regenerating and improving the function of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreatic islets.

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Vanderbilt team seeks to enhance nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 6, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.

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Chancellor launches Trans-institutional Programs initiative; pre-proposals due Dec. 2

Nov. 3, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos formally launched the new $50 million Trans-institutional Programs initiative outlined in the Academic Strategic Plan in an email to the Vanderbilt community earlier today.

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Green to direct Vanderbilt’s state government relations

Oct. 29, 2014—Tennessee government affairs veteran Nathan Green will join Vanderbilt University’s public affairs team Dec. 1 in the newly created position of assistant vice chancellor for state government relations.

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