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Feb. 25, 2016—March is Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt University, and the public is invited to hear national experts discuss their research on autism and other brain disorders.
Jan. 21, 2016—The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an “imbalance” between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found.
Jan. 7, 2016—Mark Wallace, director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and a prolific and distinguished neurobiologist and mentor, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt University Graduate School, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente announced today.
Jan. 7, 2016—Dora Angelaki, Ph.D., the Wilhelmina Robertson Professor and chair of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, will provide a “computational perspective on autism” during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 14.
Nov. 12, 2015—For her contributions to public communication, outreach and education about neuroscience, Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in Pharmacology, received the 2015 Next Generation Award from the Society for Neuroscience.
Sep. 9, 2015—The extraordinary achievements of nine Vanderbilt endowed chair holders were lauded at a Sept. 8 celebration during which generous donors were thanked.
Aug. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring how neuroblastoma tumors begin and progress, knowledge that could provide new treatments for this pediatric cancer.
Jul. 30, 2015—Hundreds of the world’s leading music cognition researchers are coming to Nashville from Saturday, Aug. 1, to Wednesday, Aug. 5, as Vanderbilt plays host to the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.
Jul. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a possible molecular mechanism of schizophrenia that could lead to new treatments for the disorder.
Jun. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators report the first use of a specialized type of MRI to study the hippocampus in patients with schizophrenia.
Apr. 23, 2015—Stanford University neurobiologist Eric Knudsen, Ph.D., well known for his studies of learning and attention in birds, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. April 30 in 208 Light Hall.
Apr. 7, 2015—It’s a story of love and determination and a debilitating lifelong disorder. A son’s rare genetic disease has led his mom to become a scientist at Vanderbilt University. Watch this VUCast Extra and a mom’s race against time.