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Skin biopsy to diagnose depression?

It may be possible to use skin cells as biomarkers to diagnose and manage depression.

Study team able to disrupt ‘building blocks’ of behavior

Researchers at Vanderbilt have been able to alter mouse behavior by silencing gene expression in interneurons, distinct populations of nerve cells that are the main regulators of brain circuits.

VKC’s Science Day explores promise of research

Recent advances in genetics and understanding how the brain works raise the possibility that intellectual developmental disabilities are treatable and some actually may be reversible.

From Yugoslavia to endowed chair: six pillars of academic success