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Hamm’s lasting impact commended at Flexner Discovery Lecture

Jun. 19, 2014—In their introductions of Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., prior to her Flexner Discovery Lecture last week, Susan Wente, Ph.D., and P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., recounted how early encounters with her influenced their careers. For Wente, associate vice chancellor for Research, senior associate dean of Biomedical Science and soon-to-be University Provost, it was a lecture that Hamm...

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‘Missing link’ may spur new brain disorder drugs

Mar. 13, 2014—Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and Vanderbilt University have discovered a “missing link” in the structure of a transmembrane receptor that could lead to new treatments for autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

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AstraZeneca, VU collaborate to develop new treatments for major brain disorders

Jan. 14, 2013—AstraZeneca and Vanderbilt University have signed a research collaboration agreement to identify candidate drugs aimed at treating psychosis and other neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with major brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.

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Record number elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2012—Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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Nobel in Chemistry reveals VU ties that bind

Oct. 18, 2012—Several Vanderbilt researchers have collaborated with this year's Nobel Chemistry winners.

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VU, Bristol-Myers to collaborate on Parkinson’s therapies

Sep. 21, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Bristol-Myers Squibb have signed a collaboration agreement for the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies acting on the mGluR4 glutamate receptor, known as positive allosteric modulators, or PAMs, for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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Insights for neuroscience drug discovery

Jul. 17, 2012—When discovering drugs for brain disorders, it’s important to test the candidates in multiple ways to avoid advancing those with restricted physiological effects.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni’s latest awards, appointments and achievements

May. 30, 2012—Yasmine S. Ali, assistant clinical professor of medicine, has been elected chair of the Tennessee Medical Association’s Young Physician Section and will serve as its representative to the TMA board. Jeffrey Conn, director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, has won the first Tennessee Governor’s Award for Innovation Excellence for efforts to accelerate the...

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Next My Health Chat to explore ‘Discoveries in Neuroscience’ May 16

May. 1, 2012—The May program for My Health Chat will be the fascinating field of neuroscience. Panelists will be Reid Thompson, chair of neurosurgery and director of the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center, and Jeff Conn, who directs the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. Topics will range from the latest innovative approaches in neurosurgery to the development...

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Minds wide open: Neuroscience at Vanderbilt

Apr. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has emerged as one of the nation’s leading academic centers in neuroscience.

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Vanderbilt expanding research enterprise into Williamson County

Mar. 9, 2012—With the addition of a new 18,000-square-foot laboratory to be located within the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center, Vanderbilt University is expanding its research enterprise into Williamson County.

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Spirit of Innovation

Feb. 1, 2012—The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is taking Vanderbilt researchers’ inventions to new heights Use the term “inventor,” and what pops to mind? The wild-haired Dr. Emmett Brown and his time-traveling DeLorean? The unflappable “Q” demonstrating a laser-enabled wristwatch or an exploding attaché case? Perhaps the Absent-Minded Professor and his gooey, green “flubber”? Hollywood...

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