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Neurobiology of Disease Archives

Novel methods to treat glaucoma

Nov. 8, 2018—Increasing a certain signaling molecule prevents the degeneration of retinal cells that are lost in glaucoma, suggesting a new way to treat this disease.

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Dementia linked to diet

Feb. 7, 2017—Some memory deficits observed in Alzheimer’s disease may be due to co-morbid illnesses – not the disease itself – and may be reversed by lifestyle changes or pharmacologic interventions.

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Copper toxicity and Parkinson’s

Feb. 5, 2015—A genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s disease makes neurons more vulnerable to the toxicity of heavy metals such as copper.

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Seizure mutation impairs receptor

Sep. 30, 2014—Defects in the production of certain receptors are linked to the pathogenesis of genetic epilepsies and fever-induced seizures.

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Neuronal clues to cholesterol-defect disorder

Apr. 20, 2012—Antioxidants may be a beneficial treatment for an inherited genetic disorder.

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Treatment window for genetic disorder

Feb. 1, 2012—Treatment with a drug used to prevent organ rejection partially reverses the course of tuberous sclerosis, research in mice suggests.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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