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Photo: Exporing autism therapies

Dec. 6, 2012—Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., director of the Simons Center for the Social Brain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses emerging therapeutics for autism spectrum disorders during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Nobel laureate sheds light on RNA research

Nov. 29, 2012—There’s been an explosion in the world of RNA — the nucleic acid “copy” of DNA, Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., told the crowd gathered for his Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Rochester’s Maquat set for Flexner Discovery Lecture

Nov. 29, 2012—Lynne Maquat, Ph.D., the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of Rochester, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Noted neuroscientist Sur set to deliver Discovery Lecture

Nov. 15, 2012—Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Nobel laureate Sharp to speak at VUMC

Nov. 8, 2012—Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 15.

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NPR’s Palca discusses state of science reporting

Nov. 1, 2012—Overly enthusiastic reporting about the promise of scientific discovery has contributed to a “backlash” against science in this country, NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca, Ph.D., said at Vanderbilt University last week.

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NPR correspondent Palca to deliver Discovery Lecture

Oct. 18, 2012—National Public Radio Science Correspondent Joe Palca, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25. His talk, entitled “News and Science: A Marriage of Convenience,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Palca earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and has been...

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Forgetting fear key to aiding trauma survivors: Lecturer

Oct. 4, 2012—If two people experience the same traumatic situation, like an armed bank robbery, for example, they will both likely have an acute fear response: increased heart rate, chills, hot flashes, nausea, abdominal stress, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, sweating and light headedness.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Sep. 27, 2012—Nationally known bioethicist R. Alta Charo, J.D., of the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, speaks about pharmaceutical development at her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall.

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Discovery Lecture set to focus on mechanisms of fear

Sep. 20, 2012—Psychiatrist and fear researcher Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Charo set for season’s first Flexner Discovery Lecture

Sep. 13, 2012—R. Alto Charo, J.D., a nationally known bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, will deliver the first Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Lavizzo-Mourey to address childhood obesity epidemic Feb. 9

Jan. 30, 2012—Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will address “Reversing Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Lead Healthier Lives” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Light Hall, Room 208. The event, part of the Discovery Lecture Series, is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. Approximately 23...

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