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A colony of human stem cells showing the actin (magenta), myosin motors (cyan), and DNA (yellow). The image was generated with confocal microscopy and large image stitching (Vanderbilt Nikon Center of Excellence) by Nilay Taneja (Burnette Lab). Enlarge

Every major advance in medicine starts with fundamental discoveries that teach us how living organisms work in both health and disease. These discoveries are made in biomedical sciences laboratories that study life at all levels from the individual molecules that encode heredity to the complex associations of cells that form tissues and organs. Vanderbilt Basic Sciences is a tightly integrated research and education division within the School of Medicine comprising four academic departments, eight interdisciplinary centers, twenty service core facilities, and the Office of Biomedical Research, Education, and Training. Our team of over 1000 faculty, fellows, students, and staff is making new discoveries every day - discoveries that enrich our understanding of biological processes and provide the foundation for new insights into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.

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NAS Report: “Sexual Harassment of Women” Briefing

On Monday November 26 the National Academy of Sciences conducted a briefing of their recent “Consensus Study Report on Sexual Harassment of Women in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,” for Basic Sciences faculty, students, postdocs and staff. If you missed it, you can still view online simulcasts here (faculty presentation) and here (student and postdocs presentation) . See Flyer View NAS-Report Go to Project Safe