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Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap
Aug. 1, 2017—"Performance-boosting super suit" hidden under clothing can be activated by a double tap to save users' backs.
How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery
Jun. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.
Early experience with federal health coverage suggests how future Medicaid reforms may work
Feb. 1, 2017—Proposed Medicaid reforms are similar to the capped federal financing system in place during the '50s and early '60s, when states generally reimbursed a much smaller proportion of health care for the needy.
VU Inside: Dr. William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney
Feb. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. William Fissell IV is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an artificial implantable kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.
VUCast: Who looks like a leader to you?
Dec. 17, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Find out why gender matters when you envision a president, leader or CEO; see what Vanderbilt blasted into space and what it's doing now; and learn how the price of cigarettes is saving babies' lives.
VUCast: How Ebola survivors are teaming with Vanderbilt to fight the deadly virus
Oct. 16, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Hear from Ebola survivors helping a Vanderbilt researcher fight the deadly virus; see the high-tech way an art exhibit is bringing VU students face to face with people across the world; and find out which country music star shot his latest video with Mr. Commodore! Watch now.
VUCast: Engineers help dog walk, caving for clues, and students on the run!
Sep. 10, 2015—In the latest VUCast: See a rescue dog walk again, thanks to Vanderbilt engineering students; learn what we found when we followed climate researchers underground; and the Class of 2019 runs for the Commodores! Watch now.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Holds Construction Expansion Celebration
Sep. 2, 2015—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a celebration today to mark the launch for construction of the hospital’s latest expansion, which will add four floors of new space atop the hospital’s existing structure. Patients and families, joined by community supporters and Vanderbilt leaders, gathered to celebrate the hospital’s continued commitment to fulfill...
Vanderbilt researchers promise #WeWillNotGiveUp until diseases are cured!
Aug. 17, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Learn how researchers behind a life-saving social media campaign are promising #WeWillNotGiveUp; find out how your brain "sees" in the dark; and hear about the No. 1 ranking that's making Vanderbilt students happy. Watch now!
Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery
Jul. 23, 2015—VIDEO» A Vanderbilt research team has successfully created a mechanical wrist less than 1/16th of an inch thick -- small enough to use in needlescopic surgery, the smallest form of minimally invasive surgery.
Vanderbilt researchers develop potential treatment to fight mosquito-borne chikungunya virus
Jul. 8, 2015—In late 2013 the Caribbean had its first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Today there have been almost 1.2 million cases in 44 countries or territories, including 177 cases in 31 U.S. States.
QuickVU Science! Cancer imaging breakthrough
Mar. 12, 2015—In the latest QuickVU: See the imaging breakthrough that could transform cancer treatment; find out which snack could save your heart; and learn how magnets could make recovery from surgery easier and faster. Watch now!