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Origins of neuroblastoma

Aug. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring how neuroblastoma tumors begin and progress, knowledge that could provide new treatments for this pediatric cancer.

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Vanderbilt to host conference of leading music cognition researchers

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.

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Signals of schizophrenia

Jul. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a possible molecular mechanism of schizophrenia that could lead to new treatments for the disorder.

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A view of brain function in disease

Jun. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators report the first use of a specialized type of MRI to study the hippocampus in patients with schizophrenia.

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Stanford’s Knudsen set for Discovery Lecture

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.

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VUCast Extra: One mom’s race for a cure for son’s rare disorder

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.

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Photo: Having a blast

Mar. 12, 2015—"Brain Blast" is sponsored annually by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute to raise awareness about the brain in health and disease.

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Copper toxicity and Parkinson’s

Feb. 5, 2015—A genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s disease makes neurons more vulnerable to the toxicity of heavy metals such as copper.

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White House assembles top minds in neuroscience and learning for workshop

Feb. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt's Laurie Cutting was one of a select group of experts in neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology and other disciplines invited to take part in a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy workshop.

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New view of dopamine heteromers

Jan. 23, 2015—Although heteromeric dopamine receptors composed of both D1 and D2 subunits have been proposed to play a role in depression and schizophrenia, recent studies suggest these heteromers do not exist.

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New tools to probe manganese biology

Nov. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have developed tools to probe the role of the essential metal manganese in neurons, and which offer a started point for developing therapeutic agents for manganese-related neurological disorders.

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‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia

Oct. 29, 2014—Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.

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