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When proteins, antibodies and other biological molecules kiss, a new kind of biosensor can tell

Sep. 20, 2007—When biological molecules kiss, a new kind of biosensor can tell. A new and deceptively simple technique has been developed by chemists at Vanderbilt University that can measure the interactions between free-floating, unlabeled biological molecules including proteins, sugars, antibodies, DNA and RNA.

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Vanderbilt University awarded $40 million for clinical and translational research

Sep. 18, 2007—Vanderbilt has received a $40 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) - its largest ever government research grant - to expedite the translation of laboratory discoveries to patients in the community.

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Senior Day Study Break Video: "Influenza: A Concern for All People (pan demos)"

May. 25, 2007—James Crowe, M.D., is a Vanderbilt professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology. Crowe discussed the concerns associated with possible influenza pandemic.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center receives $6.5 million grant to study tumor environment

Jan. 29, 2007— Like a seed needs soil to grow and flourish, a tumor relies on its environment to grow and spread in the body -- something the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will be exploring more closely with the help of a new $6.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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Expert on psychiatry of teens with disabilities to speak at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Jan. 6, 2006—Thomas Weisner, an expert on the mental health challenges and needs of teens with disabilities, will deliver the 2006 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Martin Luther King Jr. lecture Monday, Jan. 16, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director appointed to National Advisory Mental Health Council

Jan. 6, 2006—U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt has appointed Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Director Pat Levitt to the National Advisory Mental Health Council.

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Expert in scientific testing of learning ability to speak at Kennedy Center

Aug. 31, 2004—Richard Woodcock, a world-renowned researcher of learning ability assessment, will present a lecture on historical advances in cognitive assessment on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The lecture will take place in Room 241 of the Kennedy Center/MRL Building and is free and open to the public.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts workshop for siblings of special needs children

Dec. 1, 2003—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development will host a workshop for children who have a sibling with special needs on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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VUMC doctors perform first robotic surgery

May. 28, 2003—Vanderbilt's first robotic surgical procedure was performed in mid May by Dr. Joseph A. Smith Jr., William L. Bray Professor and Chair of Urologic Surgery. Smith used VUMC's new $1 million-plus Da Vinci Surgical System, built by Intuitive Surgical, to perform a radical prostatectomy.

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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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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