vanderbilt brain institute
Mar. 12, 2015—"Brain Blast" is sponsored annually by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute to raise awareness about the brain in health and disease.
Feb. 5, 2015—A genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s disease makes neurons more vulnerable to the toxicity of heavy metals such as copper.
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 29, 2014—Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.
Oct. 20, 2014—Laura Dugan strives to bring breakthroughs in neuroscience research and the aging brain together.
Aug. 20, 2014—Interested individuals 50 and older are invited to sign up for the Vanderbilt Osher lifelong learning fall classes, which begin Oct. 5.
Jul. 21, 2014—Augmenting the signals of natural “endocannabinoids” in the brain may be a promising approach for treating mood and anxiety disorders.
Jun. 19, 2014—Critically acclaimed musician-composer Ben Folds, left, chats with McGill University neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, Ph.D., during last week’s “Music and the Mind” symposium in Ingram Hall of the Blair School of Music. Presented by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, the event also featured Vanderbilt’s Marianne Ploger, associate professor of Music Perception and Cognition, and David Zald, Ph.D.,...
May. 28, 2014—Ben Folds is featured at “Music and the Mind,” a free symposium sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute June 12.
Apr. 11, 2014—A protein in the myelin coating on nerves helps form a “seal” that enables effective nerve conduction; loss of the protein causes inherited neuropathies.