Vanderbilt University: Attend ‘Scientist-Artists: Embracing Duality’ virtual event on July 27

Vanderbilt University: Attend ‘Scientist-Artists: Embracing Duality’ virtual event on July 27. “Now more than ever, people are recognizing and exploring how art and science interact and influence each other, within research fields and scientist-artists themselves. Join Kendra Oliver, assistant professor of pharmacology and director and founder of ArtLab, for our next Lab-to-Table Conversation, in which we will explore how a group of self-identified scientist-artists are embracing this particular duality.”

Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt scientists sketch rare star system using more than a century of astronomical observations

Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt scientists sketch rare star system using more than a century of astronomical observations. “Vanderbilt astronomers have painted their best picture yet of an RV Tauri variable—a rare type of stellar binary, in which two stars orbit each other within a sprawling disk of dust. To sketch its characteristics, the scientists mined a 130-year dataset that spans the widest range of light yet collected for one of these systems, from radio waves to X-rays.”

Vanderbilt: My Cancer Genome launches new search tool for clinical trials

Vanderbilt: My Cancer Genome launches new search tool for clinical trials. “My Cancer Genome (MCG), a web-based cancer information tool developed by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators in 2011 and supported by GenomOncology, has launched a new clinical trial search tool that allows website visitors to search for cancer clinical trials based on disease, biomarker, phase and recruiting status…. Trial documents are downloaded nightly from ClinicalTrials.gov and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trials Reporting Program’s list of NCI-supported clinical trials. Trials then undergo automated and manual curation to ensure the highest quality data.”

Vanderbilt: Preserving the history of Syriac Christianity in the Middle East

Vanderbilt: Preserving the history of Syriac Christianity in the Middle East. “An international collaboration that includes a Vanderbilt University divinity scholar has published three new online reference works to help preserve Syriac, a Middle East language and culture on the edge of extinction. The Syriac language is a dialect of Aramaic used extensively by Christians in the Middle East.” As far as I can tell, access to these reference works is free. The Web sites are extremely-well cited and many of the pages I saw were in both English and French.