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Mapping brain circuitry

Mar. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have used two types of neuroimaging to establish a “map” of connections for a brain region important in anxiety and addiction.

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Brain Blast!

Mar. 6, 2014—Saturday’s Brain Blast event at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, attracted 268 children and about 100 adults to free, hands-on activities.

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Event set to reveal wonders, mysteries of the brain

Feb. 20, 2014—“Brain Blast,” a half day of free, hands-on activities for children and adults, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane.

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Groundbreaking study finds children with autism hear and see out of sync

Jan. 15, 2014—It’s like a poorly dubbed film – the words heard don’t match up with the video seen. Vanderbilt researchers report (Journal of Neuroscience) that this out-of-sync issue then cascades into additional problems for children with autism spectrum disorder. Reseachers believe this new finding will help develop treatments for children with autism. Read more >>

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Vanderbilt study reveals senses of sight and sound separated in children with autism

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.

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Transporter linked to autism risk

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).

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VUCast: See stars at space camp

Jul. 31, 2013—Get ready to see stars– We’re taking you to space camp. See why mosquitoes bite you more than others Why you should get “Pinterested” in Vanderbilt! All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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SEEN: Brains, minds and education

Apr. 10, 2013—In the fall of 2012, Vanderbilt launched the nation’s first educational neuroscience doctoral program. This interdisciplinary program brings together Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute to research educational issues within the context of brain science.

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Series of events explore brain disorders, neuroscience research

Feb. 21, 2013—“Brain Blast,” a half-day of free, hands-on activities for children and adults will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Vanderbilt researchers find that diabetes drug could be effective in treating addiction

Oct. 23, 2012—A drug already used for the medical management of diabetes also reduces the rewarding effects of cocaine in animals, which could have far-reaching implications for patients worldwide who suffer from addiction.

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How ‘Jedi’ disposes of dead neurons

Sep. 19, 2012—The protein Syk is essential for clearing away neuron “corpses” in the developing peripheral nervous system.

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Peabody, Vanderbilt Brain Institute launch nation’s first doctorate in educational neuroscience

May. 30, 2012—Vanderbilt is launching the country's first doctorate in the emerging field of educational neuroscience.

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