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Alcohol’s molecular mediators

Jan. 23, 2012—Therapeutic agents focusing on the brain region involved in stress-induced relapse may be effective in preventing relapse in patients with alcohol use disorders.

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Parkinson’s deep brain target fired up

Oct. 5, 2011—Neuronal activity in a deep brain region increases as Parkinson’s disease advances, a new study suggests.

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Connecting the dots in schizophrenia

Jul. 29, 2011—Abnormalities of the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped brain region involved in learning and memory, may play a role in the psychotic symptoms and cognitive deficits of schizophrenia.

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Protecting brainpower during radiation

Jun. 29, 2011—Blocking a certain protein during radiation to treat brain cancers could protect the brain’s thinking powers.

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Fine-tuned protein makes memories

Jun. 24, 2011—Researchers discover new wrinkles in how proteins build memories.

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Cocaine’s effects on the teenage brain

Jun. 24, 2011—Cocaine exposure during the teen years causes long-lasting brain and behavioral changes in rats.

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Spying on shape-shifting enzyme

Mar. 18, 2011—New molecular views of an enzyme may inform therapies for neurological, psychiatric or cardiac diseases.

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Smell test tells disorders apart

Mar. 17, 2011—Patients with certain autonomic nervous system disorders have impaired odor identification, which could aid in diagnosis.

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Aliquots – VUMC research highlights

Jan. 6, 2011—RSV prefers stressed cells “Stress granules” – globs of proteins and RNAs – form inside cells in response to environmental stressors and are thought to regulate protein production. Several viruses induce stress granule formation, but the function of these structures during virus replication is not well understood. James Crowe Jr., M.D., and colleagues report that...

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VUMC Researchers Study ‘Chemo Fog’

Mar. 21, 2007—As many as 30 percent of chemotherapy patients suffer from chemo fog causing moderate cognitive brain impairment. With funding help from athlete and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are studying how to clear chemo fog. Barb Cramer has the story.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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