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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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Study reveals effects of different teaching styles on learning new words

Apr. 4, 2012—A new study on novel word learning uncovered clues on reading and plasticity in the brain that could determine interventions for children who struggle with reading.

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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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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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Shyness study examines how brain adapts to stimuli

Mar. 9, 2012—Shyness may be caused by deficits in the brain.

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Groundbreaking legal research shows potentially serious failures in the Model Penal Code

Dec. 1, 2011—Groundbreaking new legal research from a team of Vanderbilt University and other researchers suggests that juror confusion over how to apply the Model Penal Code in criminal trials could cause major, unnoticed and life-altering sentencing errors.

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Estrogen treatments increase gray matter in brain

Nov. 18, 2011—Short-term hormone replacement therapy offers potential benefit for cognitive functioning.

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Innovative Vanderbilt joint degree combines neuroscience and law

Nov. 17, 2011—Applications are being accepted for the second class of Vanderbilt University’s innovative Ph.D/J.D. program combining the study of law and neuroscience. Vanderbilt launched the first such program in the country in 2010 when it enrolled Bowdoin College alumnus Matthew Ginther to be the first to take on the challenging curriculum that alternates classes at Vanderbilt Law School and the university’s graduate program in neuroscience.

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Information flow reduced in psychosis

Oct. 21, 2011—Bipolar depression and schizophrenia share patterns of changes in neurons that regulate information flow, new research shows.

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Interactive brain exhibit opens at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks

Sep. 27, 2011—A state-of-the-art interactive exhibit on the brain and brain research has opened at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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New insight into impulse control

Aug. 30, 2011—How the brain is wired to control impulsive behavior differs significantly from what psychologists have thought, new research finds.

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Landmark law and neuroscience network expands at Vanderbilt

Aug. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.

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