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Department of Neurology Archives

Study examines impulsiveness in Parkinson’s disease

Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are studying aspects of dopamine release and its regulation in Parkinson’s patients with and without impulsive-compulsive behaviors.

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Kennedy Center seeks participants for disabilities research learning sessions

Nov. 10, 2022—In January, a series of online learning sessions hosted by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will bring together stakeholders who wish to see research advance toward understanding and solving the health problems that tend to affect adults with IDD.

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Alzheimer’s risk factor and cognition

Nov. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that a protein with roles in innate immunity worsens memory at baseline in carriers of APOE-e4, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, further implicating neuroinflammation in cognitive decline.

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VUMC implants first patient in NAUTILUS study for treatment of idiopathic generalized epilepsy

Oct. 18, 2022—A Vanderbilt patient with idiopathic generalized epilepsy is now the first to receive neuromodular stimulation of the brain to see if it can help with seizures.

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Gene tied to childhood epilepsy

Oct. 6, 2022—Data drawn from four unrelated patients with a childhood epilepsy syndrome — and from in vitro and in vivo studies — link novel variants in a GABA transporter gene to seizure activity, Vanderbilt researchers reported.

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VWCH adds epilepsy monitoring unit, onsite neurologist

Oct. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital has added an epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU), with a neurologist onsite seeing patients in the hospital.

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A speedier treatment for depression?

Jul. 11, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers used a computer-based search to identify a compound with promise as a new, mechanistically distinct and rapid-acting therapy for major depressive disorder.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Shailee Shah

May. 11, 2022—Shailee Shah, MD, MS, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as an assistant professor in the Division of Neuroimmunology within the Department of Neurology.

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Autism and sleep problems

May. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers developed a framework for using de-identified medical records to characterize sleep in people on the autism spectrum — a framework that should also be useful for studying other neurodevelopmental disorders.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Aaron McMurtray

Apr. 26, 2022—Specializing in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, neurologist Aaron McMurtray, MD, PhD, recently joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Neurology.

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Kalousová, Bolton receive Alzheimer’s Association awards

Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt's Lucie Kalousová, PhD, and Corey Bolton, PsyD, have received research awards from the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Event highlights research on Alzheimer’s disease

Apr. 7, 2022—The third annual Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day featured numerous presentations and concluded with a keynote address by Suzanne Craft, PhD, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Wake Forest University.

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