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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt biologist David McCauley has died

Nov. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt mourns the death of biologist, researcher and teacher David E. McCauley, who is remembered as an "inspiring, genuine and incredibly intelligent scientist."

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Enroll now in Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning fall classes

Sep. 1, 2015—The Osher Lifelong Learning classes at Vanderbilt this fall draw from professors' research in areas that include earth science, Hebrew Bible, music history, urban planning and more.

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Locating the brain’s SAD center

May. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt biologists have localized the seasonal light cycle effects that drive seasonal affective disorder to a small region of the brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus.

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New ‘reset’ button discovered for circadian clock

Feb. 2, 2015—The discovery of a new "reset" button for the brain’s master biological clock could eventually lead to new treatments for seasonal affective disorder, reduce the adverse health effects of working the night shift, and possibly even treat jet lag.

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Celebration honors nine new faculty chair holders

Sep. 5, 2014—A Sept. 3 celebration at the Student Life Center honored nine new faculty chair holders and recognized the support of generous donors.

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June grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

Jul. 28, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in June that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded.

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Sponsored Research grants for March

Apr. 22, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in March that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Julie A. Adams, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $25,000 by the Department of Defense for “Expeditionary Capabilities Consortium:  Urban Operations Laboratory.” Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and...

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New model to test how antidepressants work

Feb. 18, 2011—A new mouse model offers the ability to better test how selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) work and could lead to the development of new classes of anti-depressants.

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Babies’ biological clocks dramatically affected by birth light cycle

Dec. 6, 2010—The season in which babies are born can have a dramatic and persistent effect on how their biological clocks function. That is the conclusion of a new study published online on Dec. 5 by the journal Nature Neuroscience. The experiment provides the first evidence for seasonal imprinting of biological clocks in mammals and was conducted...

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