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Video: The Big Bang Broth: Cooking Primordial Soup

Dec. 5, 2008—Watch video of a Dec. 3 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box presentation.

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Vanderbilt ranked in top 20 universities in the national competition for federal research dollars

Oct. 13, 2008—Vanderbilt University has attained the rank of 20th in the nation in the total value of federal science and engineering research grants awarded to campus researchers, according to an annual report compiled by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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New nano device detects immune system cell signaling

Sep. 3, 2008—Scientists have detected previously unnoticed chemical signals that individual cells in the immune system use to communicate with each other over short distances.

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Video: "Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and the Exploration of the Red Planet"

Apr. 22, 2008—Steve Squyres, lead scientist of the Mars Exploration Mission, talks about his passion for the red planet and the amazing journey to build and launch the Rovers.

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Video: “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and the Exploration of the Red Planet”

Apr. 22, 2008—Steve Squyres, lead scientist of the Mars Exploration Mission, talks about his passion for the red planet and the amazing journey to build and launch the Rovers.

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New method of measuring insulin promises improvements in diabetes treatment

Apr. 15, 2008—A new method that uses nanotechnology to rapidly measure minute amounts of insulin is a major step toward developing the ability to assess the health of the body\'s insulin-producing cells in real time.

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Video: "Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Tools of Physics to Teach Physics"

Apr. 9, 2008—Carl E. Wieman from the University of British Columbia who shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics for the creation of a new state of matter talks about the future of science education.

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Video: “Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Tools of Physics to Teach Physics”

Apr. 9, 2008—Carl E. Wieman from the University of British Columbia who shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics for the creation of a new state of matter talks about the future of science education.

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Vanderbilt one of 15 universities selected for Beckman Scholars Program

Apr. 2, 2008—Vanderbilt University is one of 15 universities selected by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to participate in a unique program to support undergraduate research.

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Vanderbilt professor named chair of biomedical engineering

Mar. 26, 2008—Todd D. Giorgio, professor of biomedical engineering, has been named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University.

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RNA therapy heals growth deficiency disorder in a live animal

Dec. 18, 2007—A team of Vanderbilt researchers has demonstrated for the first time that a new type of gene therapy, called RNA interference, can heal a genetic disorder in a live animal.

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New insights into how lasers cut flesh

Oct. 25, 2007—Lasers are at the cutting edge of surgery. From cosmetic to brain surgery, intense beams of coherent light are gradually replacing the steel scalpel for many procedures.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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