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Perfect timing for sensory processing

May. 11, 2012—Identification of brain regions involved in processing sights and sounds may offer insights into disorders like autism and dyslexia.

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Vision study changes how we see the brain

May. 10, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that the pulvinar, a mysterious structure buried in the center of our brains, determines how we see the world — and whether we see at all.

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Probing epilepsy’s molecular sparks

May. 10, 2012—Understanding how mutations in neuronal receptors contribute to epilepsy could lead to improved therapies.

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Early stomach troubles augur anxiety

May. 2, 2012—Children with stomach troubles grow up to be anxious adolescents and young adults, according to a recent study.

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Better blood pressure-reducing drugs?

Apr. 30, 2012—A newer version of an old class of blood pressure lowering drugs may offer advantages for obese patients with metabolic syndrome.

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Dengue antibodies give vaccine leads

Apr. 27, 2012—New information may help speed development of a vaccine or treatment for dengue fever.

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Cost study shows timing crucial in appendectomies

Apr. 26, 2012—Removing a child’s ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges, according to a recently published study.

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New drug mutes more melanomas

Apr. 26, 2012—An experimental melanoma drug may be beneficial for patients not eligible for targeted therapies.

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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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MRSA in pregnancy may be less dangerous than previously thought

Apr. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt pediatric infectious disease researchers studying antibiotic-resistant staph say fears that mothers carrying the germ may set their newborns up for infection are unfounded.

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Pathways to delirium in the ICU

Apr. 17, 2012—Study suggests that the “kynurenine” biochemical pathway could be a target for reducing delirium and coma in critically ill patients.

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Study examines sleep apnea’s role in lung diseases

Apr. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt’s idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis research group is embarking on a study to determine the prevalence of sleep apnea in people with other interstitial lung diseases.

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