Biomarkers may offer autism clues
Jul. 31, 2012—A combination of biomarkers may reveal new clues about causes of and potential interventions for autism.
Probing the roots of depression by tracking serotonin regulation at a new level
Jun. 27, 2012—An interdisciplinary team of scientists have successfully tagged a protein that regulates the neurotransmitter serotonin with tiny fluorescent beads, allowing them to track the movements of individual molecules for the first time. This capability makes it possible to study the manner in which serotonin regulates mood, appetite and sleep at a new level of detail.
Gene database to aid disease research
Jun. 19, 2012—A new catalog of human genetic data may help researchers uncover the genetic roots of disease and enable the ultimate realization of personalized medicine.
New clue to ADHD
May. 15, 2012—A rare genetic change adds support to the idea that altered dopamine signaling is a key risk factor for ADHD.
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.
Neuronal clues to cholesterol-defect disorder
Apr. 20, 2012—Antioxidants may be a beneficial treatment for an inherited genetic disorder.
Minds wide open: Neuroscience at Vanderbilt
Apr. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has emerged as one of the nation’s leading academic centers in neuroscience.
Shyness study examines how brain adapts to stimuli
Mar. 9, 2012—Shyness may be caused by deficits in the brain.
Memory intact in early psychosis
Feb. 16, 2012—Brain deficits are not present in the early stages of schizophrenia, suggesting it may be possible to delay or prevent the development of brain abnormalities.
Tool finds connections in genome data
Feb. 8, 2012—A new analytical tool points to genes that act together to increase disease risk.
Information flow reduced in psychosis
Oct. 21, 2011—Bipolar depression and schizophrenia share patterns of changes in neurons that regulate information flow, new research shows.
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.