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Perivascular spaces linked to worse cognition

Mar. 21, 2019—Commonly thought to be harmless, enlargement of fluid-filled in the brain have been linked to cognitive problems in older adults.

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Town hall scheduled on future of university’s academic capital projects

Mar. 19, 2019—A March 28 town hall with several university leaders will focus on two studies for capital improvements: one for facility needs in the science and engineering disciplines, and the other to revitalize the A&S historic core buildings.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Jessica Burris and Pedro Teixeira

Mar. 15, 2019—VUSM Student Lecturers on Friday, March 22, 2019

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Exploring the brain’s white matter

Mar. 14, 2019—Though neurological activity is generally associated with the brain's gray matter, Muwei Li and colleagues have now measured it in white matter as well.

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Correctly copying DNA

Mar. 14, 2019—New research into the enzyme topoisomerase II sheds light on how it helps DNA replicate properly.

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New way to stimulate learning?

Mar. 14, 2019—Stimulating the vagus nerve triggers certain epigenetic changes involving learning and memory.

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Vanderbilt’s nursing school shines in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt continues to earn high marks in the "U.S. News & World Report" best graduate schools rankings.

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Brain aging occurs at accelerated rate in patients with psychosis

Mar. 7, 2019—Normal brain aging patterns in patients with a psychotic disorder occur at an accelerated rate, impacting the patient’s cognitive functioning and suggesting treatment intervention in the early psychosis period may improve long-term outcomes.

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Vanderbilt scientists report new modeling of brain signaling

Mar. 7, 2019—Heidi Hamm and colleagues have reported the first animal model of a "shut-off valve" for neurotransmitter and hormone release through SNARE complex-mediated membrane fusion.

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Cell and Development Biology: March seminar series

Mar. 6, 2019—Monday’s weekly seminars are on a cutting-edge topics in cell or developmental biology, as well as stem cell and epithelial biology.

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Novel DNA repair mechanism preserves genome integrity: study

Feb. 28, 2019—David Cortez and colleagues have discovered a new DNA repair mechanism.

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Investigators map genomic landscape of very rare cancer

Feb. 28, 2019—A team of Vanderbilt researchers mapped out the genomic landscape of a metastatic malignant proliferating tricholemmal tumor and identified a targeted treatment for this very rare cancer.

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