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Silivo O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research Archives

Author to discuss her family’s experiences with bipolar disease

Apr. 14, 2016—Mimi Baird had not seen or heard from her father since the Harvard-trained physician, tormented by severe bipolar disease, walked away from his family when she was 5 years old. Then, when she was in her mid-50s, a mysterious box arrived at her door.

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Social behavior focus of Conte Center Symposium

Oct. 1, 2015—The eighth annual Conte Center Symposium will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, in room 1220, Medical Research Building III.

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‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder

Oct. 23, 2014—The transgenic mouse, into which was inserted a rare human genetic variation in the dopamine transporter, could lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these all-too-common brain disorders.

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Foundation grants bolster autism, dystonia research

Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have received multi-year grants from two private foundations to investigate key signaling proteins that could lead to novel treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dystonia, a movement disorder.

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Conn lands Javits Neuroscience Investigator award

Aug. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., has won a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for discoveries that could lead to new treatments for anxiety, schizophrenia and other brain disorders.

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Ben Folds featured at ‘Music and Mind’ symposium

May. 28, 2014—Ben Folds is featured at “Music and the Mind,” a free symposium sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute June 12.

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Photo: Conte Center Symposium

Nov. 15, 2012—Randy Blakely, Ph.D., left, shares a laugh with Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D., and Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., at the fifth annual Conte Center Symposium, held recently in the Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium. Entitled “The Younger Games: Serotonin Science Comes of Age,” the symposium featured presentations by an international group of researchers.

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Conte Center to host symposium Nov. 2

Oct. 18, 2012—The fifth annual Conte Center Symposium will be held from 1-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium. Speakers include: Patricia Gaspar, M.D., Ph.D., Institut National de la Santé de la Recherche Médicale Elizabeth Hammock, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Mark Ansorge, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center Rick C.S. Lin, Ph.D., University of...

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Probing the roots of depression by tracking serotonin regulation at a new level

Jun. 27, 2012—An interdisciplinary team of scientists have successfully tagged a protein that regulates the neurotransmitter serotonin with tiny fluorescent beads, allowing them to track the movements of individual molecules for the first time. This capability makes it possible to study the manner in which serotonin regulates mood, appetite and sleep at a new level of detail.

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