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Why does it take humans so long to mature compared to other animals? Look to your neurons!

Oct. 30, 2018—How long humans and other warm-blooded animals live—and when they reach sexual maturity—may have more to do with neurons in their cortex than body size or mass, according to new research by Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel.

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Probing the pathology of impaired cognition

Oct. 26, 2018—A new link between a support protein within the brain's white matter and known Alzheimer's biomarkers discovered by Angela Jefferson and colleagues bring researchers a step toward earlier and more precise detection of neuropathology underlying cognitive impairment that may lead to new targeted therapies

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Center for Integrative and Cognitive neuroscience hosts workshop

Oct. 19, 2018—The Center for Integrative & Cognitive Neuroscience hosted the 6th Workshop on Computational Properties of Prefrontal Cortex.

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Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 5, 2018—Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Laurie Cutting has received a $3 million NIH Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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LSO: Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

Sep. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) has the opportunity to nominate one candidate for the Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program for 2019.

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Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death

Aug. 6, 2018—The process, discovered in the axons of neurons, is implicated in Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and other diseases or injuries to the nervous system.

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Three VU doctoral students receive 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Aug. 1, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study—created to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in the sciences—to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Jun. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC collaboratively) may nominate one candidate for the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program for 2019. The foundation supports early-career biomedical scholars doing pioneering research. This award typically provides $550,000 over five yearsfor young investigators involved in research in the cure and treatment of diseases in the fields of cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

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Class of 2018: Kelly Perry uses storytelling to connect and heal

May. 8, 2018—Kelly Perry believes in the power of stories—writing them, collecting them and sharing them to strengthen community.

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Lisa Monteggia to lead Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Mar. 12, 2018—Leading neuroscientist Lisa Monteggia has been named the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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TEDxNashville 2018 to include Herculano-Houzel, Ikard and Talisse

Mar. 9, 2018—College of Arts and Science professors Suzana Herculano-Houzel, David Ikard and Robert Talisse are among the speakers at the TEDxNashville event March 16–17 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

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Research participants needed for neurofibromatosis study focused on reading difficulties

Mar. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt Education and Brain Sciences Research Lab is seeking participants age 8 to 20 for a research study focusing on reading difficulties and neurofibromatosis.

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