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Vanderbilt forum on the politics of childhood vaccines is April 9

Mar. 27, 2014—A Center for Medicine, Health and Society forum titled "The Politics of Childhood Vaccines" is set for April 9 in Light Hall.

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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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Gore, Bernard receive research awards at Faculty Assembly

Aug. 22, 2013—"Vanderbilt's Nobel Prize," the Earl Sutherland Prize for achievement in research, was awarded to John Gore at the Fall Faculty Assembly, while Gordon Bernard received the Thomas Jefferson Award for distinguished service to Vanderbilt.

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Blood test for autism could speed diagnosis

May. 23, 2013—Vanderbilt University is part of a multi-site autism clinical study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a blood test that aims to screen children for referral for autism spectrum disorder evaluation (ASD) earlier and more accurately.

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NIH grants bolster autism research, treatment efforts

May. 9, 2013—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have received grant awards from the National Institutes of Health as part of the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) research program. The NIH announced grant awards of $100 million over five years to 11 centers nationwide, three of which feature projects from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators, to further studies on autism treatment and intervention.

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Photo: Conte Center Symposium

Nov. 15, 2012—Randy Blakely, Ph.D., left, shares a laugh with Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D., and Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., at the fifth annual Conte Center Symposium, held recently in the Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium. Entitled “The Younger Games: Serotonin Science Comes of Age,” the symposium featured presentations by an international group of researchers.

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Little evidence supports medical treatment options for adolescents with autism

Sep. 24, 2012—Despite studies that show that many adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders are being prescribed medications, there is almost no evidence to show whether these medications are helpful in this population.

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Little evidence supports autism treatment options in adolescents

Aug. 27, 2012—There is insufficient evidence to support findings, good or bad, for therapies currently used in adolescents and young adults with autism.

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Biomarkers may offer autism clues

Jul. 31, 2012—A combination of biomarkers may reveal new clues about causes of and potential interventions for autism.

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Vanderbilt autism experts available for World Autism Day, National Autism Awareness Month

Mar. 30, 2012—Autism experts from Vanderbilt University are available for interviews on World Autism Awareness Day, designated by the United Nations as April 2.

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Mouse model for autism yields clues to a 50-year-old mystery

Mar. 20, 2012—A genetic variation that causes early disruptions in serotonin signaling in the brain may contribute to autism spectrum disorder and other enduring effects on behavior.

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Better tools needed to target autism treatments for children

Apr. 4, 2011—Although an evaluation of existing treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders found positive results in some studies, better information is needed to target the right treatments to specific children.

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