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Research that ruled in 2016: Readers’ favorite stories

Dec. 16, 2016—Artificial kidneys, gay-straight alliances and junkyard batteries captured readers' attention in 2016.

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Study sheds light on link between autism, GI issues

Apr. 28, 2016—Researchers at Columbia and Vanderbilt universities have made an important discovery in mice that has implications for understanding the gastrointestinal (GI) problems experienced by some children with autism.

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Honoring Blakely

Apr. 21, 2016—Meagan Quinlan, a Pharmacology graduate student in the laboratory of Randy Blakely, Ph.D., honored her mentor Tuesday during the 25th Annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum in Light Hall.

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Eye of a cytokine storm

Mar. 9, 2016—A new animal model can be used to “dissect” the inflammatory response to infection.

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Study further links immune response, serotonin signaling

Nov. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University scientists are a step closer to understanding how inflammation in the body can affect mood and behavior.

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NSF award goes to Fisk geneticist following VU post-doc training

Jul. 7, 2015—The partnership with Fisk through the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program and other avenues, “presents us with an opportunity to see the results of our efforts impact an under-served community."

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Blakely Lab named Greenest Group on Campus

Feb. 11, 2015—The lab of Randy Blakely, Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, has been named winner of the 2015 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition.

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‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder

Oct. 23, 2014—The transgenic mouse, into which was inserted a rare human genetic variation in the dopamine transporter, could lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these all-too-common brain disorders.

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Foundation grants bolster autism, dystonia research

Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have received multi-year grants from two private foundations to investigate key signaling proteins that could lead to novel treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dystonia, a movement disorder.

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Research is shaping the undergraduate experience

May. 6, 2014—According to a 2013 survey of graduating seniors, more than half did faculty-guided or independent research during their Vanderbilt careers. Read about five students for whom research has helped shape their undergraduate years.

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Best-selling author Warner kicks off Conte Center events

Sep. 26, 2013—Judith Warner, award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller “Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety,” will speak at Nashville’s Adventure Science Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8.

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Basic science training grants hit NIH funding ‘grand slam’

Aug. 29, 2013—When it comes to government funding of basic science training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, Vanderbilt University Medical Center hit a grand slam this year, officials said.

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