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New research on Fragile X syndrome reinforces importance of early detection

Aug. 25, 2017—New insights into the long-lasting effects of Fragile X syndrome on connections in the brain during early development highlight the importance of early detection and treatment.

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New faculty: Suzana Herculano-Houzel examines the evolution of the brain

Oct. 17, 2016—New Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel produced the first accurate count of the number of neurons in the human brain—86 billion, making it simply an enlarged primate brain.

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Researchers lay foundation for improving reading comprehension

Apr. 17, 2015—Peabody professors contributed to new book that explores the behavioral, neurobiological, and genetic components of reading comprehension.

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Neuronal culprit in genetic disease

Oct. 14, 2014—A particular neuronal cell population is involved in the pathogenesis of a rare neurological disorder, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia

Jun. 14, 2013—A common reading disorder goes undiagnosed until it becomes problematic, according to the results of five years of study performed by researchers at Peabody College of education and human development.

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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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Symposium honoring career of Ford Ebner Nov. 10

Nov. 7, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychology is hosting a daylong symposium to honor Ford Ebner, professor of psychology, emeritus, and professor of cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt. “Neuroscience Today: A Symposium to Honor the Career Contributions of Dr. Ford Ebner” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Wilson Hall, Room 126. The...

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Sleep strategy used by night nurses throws off their circadian clocks

Apr. 14, 2011—As many as 25 percent of hospital nurses use sleep deprivation to adjust to working on the night shift, the poorest strategy for adapting their internal, circadian clocks to a night-time schedule.

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