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2018 VCAR Science Day to focus on cannabis and society

Oct. 16, 2018—The second annual Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Science Day is scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Belcourt Theater.

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Immune system emerges as partner in opioid cravings fight

Sep. 5, 2018—There’s promise in specific immune system peptides—amino acid compounds that signal cells how to function. In this case, they may be affecting brain activity and, by extension, drug cravings.

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New faculty: Erin Calipari, assistant professor of pharmacology

Oct. 23, 2017—Erin Calipari could be described as a code breaker. Using technologies that allow her to probe the activity of single neurons in awake and behaving animals, she is piecing together the neural code that controls motivation and decision-making.

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VCAR science day shines light on addiction’s power

Oct. 19, 2017—Fatal drug overdoses in Davidson County more than doubled in the past four years and now exceed the death rates for homicides and motor vehicle accidents, yet few people with addiction can obtain the treatment they need, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Tuesday.

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Mayor to speak at Center for Addiction Research science day

Oct. 5, 2017—Nashville Mayor Megan Barry will speak during a “science day,” Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Belcourt Theatre hosted by the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research (VCAR).

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Inaugural Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Science Day is Oct. 17

Aug. 29, 2017—The theme for the day will be: "Opiates - their impact on our state and the neurobiology of their actions."

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New center will examine addiction at molecular level, develop treatments

Aug. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University researchers from diverse scientific disciplines are joining forces to help crack the stubborn mysteries of addiction through the new Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.

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