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Study finds few meet criteria for healthy cardiovascular lifestyle

Dec. 11, 2014—When it comes to taking care of our hearts, there is a big divide between what we should do and what we actually do, a new multi-institution study reports.

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Coffee-ring diagnostic offers hope in poorest regions

Dec. 3, 2014—Using the same mechanism that causes evaporating coffee to leave a ring behind, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt researchers is designing a simple blood test to diagnose malaria in the developing world without electricity or special training.

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Natural ‘high’ could avoid chronic marijuana use, Vanderbilt study finds

Dec. 1, 2014—Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana.

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Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 24, 2014—Twelve members of Vanderbilt's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

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Vanderbilt’s neurovascular chip project moves into new phase

Nov. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers will play a key role in the second phase of the federal "tissue chip for drug screening" program.

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Vanderbilt team examines human factors in nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 13, 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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Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish

Oct. 28, 2014—A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new "tumor-in-a-dish" technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

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Staph ‘gangs’ share nutrients during infection: study

Oct. 16, 2014—Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. The findings shed light on a long-standing question in infectious diseases and may inform new treatment strategies.

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Lymphocyte study reveals obesity clues

Oct. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers are closer to understanding the link between obesity, chronic inflammation and type 2 diabetes.

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Brain surgery through the cheek

Oct. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt engineers have developed a surgical robot designed to perform brain surgery by entering through the cheek instead of the skull.

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Initiative seeks to develop therapies to combat Ebola

Sep. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have partnered with Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. to develop new human antibody therapies for people exposed to the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses.

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Skin cancer risks higher for soldiers serving abroad

Sep. 11, 2014—Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer.

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