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NYU’s Tsien to discuss brain plasticity at next Discovery Lecture

Mar. 29, 2021—Richard Tsien, PhD, director of the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center, will deliver the next web-based Discovery Lecture.

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Inflammation in genetic epilepsy

Jan. 21, 2021—Brain inflammation links genetic and acquired epilepsy — providing new clues about epilepsy development and pointing to potential treatments.

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Histamine circuits in brain reward center

Oct. 29, 2020—Histamine — commonly associated with allergies — also has a signaling role in the brain’s reward center and may offer a novel target for treating addiction.

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Nobel laureate Südhof set for Oct. 3 Discovery Lecture

Sep. 24, 2019—Nobel laureate Thomas Südhof, MD, whose studies of synaptic formation and transmission are advancing understanding of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Brain Blast 2018

Mar. 29, 2018—Philip Weissend, 3, and his father, Brian Weissend, learn about reflexes with the help of Vanderbilt MD/PhD student Bola Adebesin during this year’s Brain Blast event hosted by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Vanderbilt’s Gavin Price receives NSF CAREER Award

Mar. 20, 2018—The National Science Foundation has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Grant to Gavin R. Price, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

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Final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series lecture set for March 28

Mar. 15, 2018—Margaret Livingstone, Ph.D., the Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, will present this year's final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series Lecture on March 28.

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Lisa Monteggia to lead Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Mar. 12, 2018—Leading neuroscientist Lisa Monteggia has been named the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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Brain Awareness events highlight mind’s wonders

Feb. 22, 2018—Research on circadian rhythms, longevity and the brain’s pleasure system will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness events sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Brain Blast!

Mar. 16, 2017—Hammed Aljohani, 5, shares what he’s discovered about fruit flies with his older brother, Ruwwad Aljohani, 8, with the help of Vanderbilt neuroscience graduate student Nicholas Smith on Saturday during the annual “Brain Blast.”

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Events highlight wonders, mysteries of the human brain

Mar. 2, 2017—Research on Alzheimer’s disease, hearing loss and how synaptic networks form will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness Month in March sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Probing drug abuse circuitry

Nov. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have identified cocaine-induced modifications at specific neuronal connections, which could aid the development of new therapies for substance abuse disorders.

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