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Blood-brain barrier on a chip sheds new light on “silent killer”

Dec. 6, 2016—A new microfluidic device containing human cells that faithfully mimics the behavior of the blood-brain barrier is providing new insights into brain inflammation, the silent killer.

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Free symposium on autism, neuroscience and perceptual thinking

May. 18, 2016—“Neuro-diverse: A Symposium on Autism, Neuroscience and Perceptual Thinking” and an associated evening lecture – both free and open to the public – will take place on the Vanderbilt campus Monday, May 23.

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Kennedy Center joins nation’s largest autism study

Apr. 21, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) is one of a select group of sites selected to launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States.

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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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Urbano recalled for dedicated leadership, commitment

Sep. 10, 2015—Terri (Mary Theresa) Urbano, Ph.D., MPH, clinical professor of Pediatrics, emerita, died on Aug. 27.

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New program set to explore effects of music on the mind

Sep. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt University is seizing the opportunity to become a hub for music research in the heart of Music City.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to mark 50th anniversary with Timothy Shriver

May. 1, 2015—In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will hold a community celebration with special guest Tim Shriver.

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VUMC lands grant to join CDC autism surveillance network

Feb. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $1.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to join the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

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Brain study sheds light on how children with autism process social play

Jan. 26, 2015—Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress levels in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared with typically developing children. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Vanderbilt University examined social play exchanges on multiple levels, revealing associations among brain regions, behavior and arousal in children with ASD. The...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center celebrates 50 years in 2015

Jan. 12, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will celebrate 50 years of transforming lives in 2015 with lectures by AUCD Executive Director Andrew Imparato and Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Timothy Shriver.

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Autism Tennessee: ‘Supporting Parents for Healthier Outcomes’ Jan. 9

Jan. 5, 2015—Autism Tennessee’s parent representatives respond to an average of 3,000 requests for resources and support each year. Staff and researchers wanted to quantify how this support was enriching people’s lives. They will report their findings at a community breakfast on Jan. 9.

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Down Syndrome group honors McMillan

Nov. 20, 2014—Elise McMillan, J.D., received the Mollie Burd Gavigan Service Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) in recognition of McMillan’s “instrumental role in improving the lives of individuals with Down syndrome in Middle Tennessee.” The award was presented recently at the annual DSAMT Buddy Race.

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