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White matter and schizophrenia

Sep. 2, 2021—Patients with schizophrenia have functional changes in the white matter of the brain, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered, which may contribute to impaired working memory and processing speed.

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Faculty, students to honor late professor Matthew Walker III in virtual memorial service on May 8

May. 3, 2021—Faculty, students, administrators and friends of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine will hold a memorial to honor professor and mentor Matthew Walker III. Walker was a beloved professor and mentor who developed and taught Vanderbilt University’s biomedical engineering design curriculum and served as the associate director of the Medical Innovators Development Program. Walker died suddenly on April 24.

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Total skin electron therapy offered in Spring Hill

Mar. 26, 2021—A radiation therapy device for the treatment of a rare cancer has been designed, custom built and installed at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Maury Regional Spring Hill, offering patients from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and southern Tennessee more convenient care.

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Imaging guidance for nerve repair

Feb. 9, 2021—A noninvasive, quantitative MRI method could be used after surgical repair of traumatic peripheral nerve injury to help clinicians make decisions about whether additional surgical interventions are needed.

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Imaging “biomarker” for Alzheimer’s disease progression

Nov. 16, 2020—Changes in connectivity in the brain’s white matter may be a novel neuroimaging biomarker for assessing Alzheimer’s disease progression.

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Clinical trial tests device that detects parathyroid glands

Feb. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt is testing a device to assist in locating parathyroid glands during surgery.

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Gore, King elected to 2019 IAMBE Class of Fellows

May. 22, 2019—John Gore, PhD, and Michael King, PhD, were recently elected to the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) 2019 Class of Fellows in recognition of their contributions in the field of medical and biological engineering.

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Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

Feb. 21, 2019—In 1906, English statistician Francis Galton happened to visit a livestock fair where fairgoers were invited to guess the dressed weight of an ox scheduled for imminent slaughter. Some 800 attendees took part and afterwards Galton got hold of the contest data.

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Vanderbilt study suggests way to prevent rare lung disease

Nov. 15, 2018—Research by Vanderbilt scientists suggests that it may be possible to prevent or even reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare, progressive disease characterized by narrowing of and high blood pressure in the small arteries of the lungs.

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Smith named associate director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

Oct. 4, 2018—Seth Smith, PhD, director of the Center for Human Imaging in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), has been appointed the institute’s first associate director.

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Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs

Sep. 20, 2017—An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model for two genetic forms of epilepsy.

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Drivers of breast cancer metastasis

Jul. 20, 2017—Signaling through a complex of proteins called mTORC2 plays a role in breast cancer migration, invasion and metastasis, Vanderbilt researchers reported.

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