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A view of brain function in disease

Jun. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators report the first use of a specialized type of MRI to study the hippocampus in patients with schizophrenia.

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Stanford’s Knudsen set for Discovery Lecture

Apr. 23, 2015—Stanford University neurobiologist Eric Knudsen, Ph.D., well known for his studies of learning and attention in birds, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. April 30 in 208 Light Hall.

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Photo: Having a blast

Mar. 12, 2015—"Brain Blast" is sponsored annually by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute to raise awareness about the brain in health and disease.

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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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New view of dopamine heteromers

Jan. 23, 2015—Although heteromeric dopamine receptors composed of both D1 and D2 subunits have been proposed to play a role in depression and schizophrenia, recent studies suggest these heteromers do not exist.

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New tools to probe manganese biology

Nov. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have developed tools to probe the role of the essential metal manganese in neurons, and which offer a started point for developing therapeutic agents for manganese-related neurological disorders.

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‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia

Oct. 29, 2014—Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.

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New faculty: Dugan explores complexities of Alzheimer’s

Oct. 20, 2014—Laura Dugan strives to bring breakthroughs in neuroscience research and the aging brain together.

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Reversing stress-induced anxiety

Jul. 21, 2014—Augmenting the signals of natural “endocannabinoids” in the brain may be a promising approach for treating mood and anxiety disorders.

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Photo: Music and the Mind

Jun. 19, 2014—Critically acclaimed musician-composer Ben Folds, left, chats with McGill University neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, Ph.D., during last week’s “Music and the Mind” symposium in Ingram Hall of the Blair School of Music. Presented by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, the event also featured Vanderbilt’s Marianne Ploger, associate professor of Music Perception and Cognition, and David Zald, Ph.D.,...

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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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Myelin junctions key to conduction

Apr. 11, 2014—A protein in the myelin coating on nerves helps form a “seal” that enables effective nerve conduction; loss of the protein causes inherited neuropathies.

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