Dec. 18, 2014—A “transformational” $6.4 million gift from Dallas couple Donald Test Jr., and his wife, Charlotte, who have a very personal connection to the devastating disease of schizophrenia, is supporting Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry research and treatment into schizophrenia and related disorders.
Sep. 18, 2014—Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share common genetic underpinnings. Vanderbilt researchers combined high-resolution gene expression studies with gene association data to reveal signaling pathways linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Sep. 12, 2014—Drugs developed at Vanderbilt could provide a new way to treat schizophrenia in a personalized way.
Mar. 14, 2014—A brain-mapping study of patients with schizophrenia has found that areas associated with the ability to imitate are impaired, providing new support for the theory that deficits in this basic cognitive skill may underlie the profound difficulty with social interactions that characterize the disorder.
Mar. 13, 2014—Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and Vanderbilt University have discovered a “missing link” in the structure of a transmembrane receptor that could lead to new treatments for autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Jan. 14, 2014—Children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears--as if they experience the world like a badly-dubbed movie.
Sep. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt University investigators for the first time have linked a non-inherited, de novo mutation in the dopamine transporter to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Oct. 18, 2012—Several Vanderbilt researchers have collaborated with this year's Nobel Chemistry winners.
Jul. 17, 2012—When discovering drugs for brain disorders, it’s important to test the candidates in multiple ways to avoid advancing those with restricted physiological effects.
May. 11, 2012—Identification of brain regions involved in processing sights and sounds may offer insights into disorders like autism and dyslexia.
May. 1, 2012—The May program for My Health Chat will be the fascinating field of neuroscience. Panelists will be Reid Thompson, chair of neurosurgery and director of the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center, and Jeff Conn, who directs the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. Topics will range from the latest innovative approaches in neurosurgery to the development...
May. 1, 2012—A new brain imaging study that has found an individual’s willingness to work hard to earn money is strongly influenced by the chemistry in three specific areas of the brain.