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Department of Pharmacology Archives

Brain-gut connection in autism

Jan. 9, 2014—An association between rigid-compulsive behaviors and gastrointestinal symptoms in autism spectrum disorder may point to a common biological pathway that impacts both the brain and the gut.

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Shining a light on night blindness

Oct. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers are studying how mutations in the receptor for light, rhodopsin, cause light blindness.

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Fishing for new anti-cancer drugs

Sep. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators used an in vivo screen in zebrafish to identify a potential new anti-cancer drug.

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Mapping brain membrane proteins

Sep. 16, 2013—New mass spectrometry imaging methods will enable studies of the distribution and identification of membrane proteins directly within tissues.

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Oxidative stress in autism

Aug. 14, 2013—A biomarker for oxidative stress is elevated in patients with both autism spectrum disorder and gastrointestinal dysfunction, suggesting opportunities for individualized approaches to clinical care.

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Rhythm response tied to gene variant

Jun. 21, 2013—A genetic variant that increases risk for atrial fibrillation also impacts the response to a common therapy for the heart rhythm disorder.

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Inner ear’s role in bone remodeling

May. 15, 2013—The inner ear system that senses gravity and movement plays a role in bone remodeling – a finding that has clinical implications for space travel and for patients with inner ear disorders.

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Profiling heart cells

May. 10, 2013—A “profile” of the genes and regulatory networks that govern early heart valve development lay the groundwork for generating valves from a patient’s own cells.

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Fava beans’ impact on urine sodium

Apr. 29, 2013—Eating fava beans increases dopamine in blood and urine, but does not stimulate urinary sodium excretion.

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Photo: Pharmacology Forum

Apr. 18, 2013—Claus Schneider, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology, center, is presented with the 2013 Teaching Award by Pharmacology graduate students Odaine Gordon and Katie Sprinkel during last week's Joel G. Hardman Student Invited Pharmacology Forum.

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Pharmacology forum to explore neurobiology of criminal behavior

Apr. 4, 2013—“The Neurobiology of Criminals” is the theme of the 22nd annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum, April 11 in 208 Light Hall.

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Harvard’s Kathiresan set for Wilkinson Lecture

Apr. 4, 2013—Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will deliver the ninth annual Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture in Clinical Pharmacology on Thursday, April 11.

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