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Glaucoma study finds brain fights to preserve vision

Feb. 22, 2018—A team of researchers, led by David Calkins, PhD, vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, has made a breakthrough discovery in the field of glaucoma showing new hopes for treatments to preserve vision.

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Vision conference brings together research groups from across the Southeast

Oct. 5, 2017—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) recently hosted the Southeastern Vision Conference to celebrate and share excellence in vision science.

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Cytokine linked to blindness

Jun. 30, 2017—A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 may be a therapeutic target to prevent vision loss or nerve degeneration in glaucoma, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Event celebrates scope of vision science at VUMC

Dec. 3, 2015—Vision science at Vanderbilt has experienced tremendous growth in recent years.

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Clues to retinal cell degeneration

Aug. 28, 2012—A reversible chemical modification of rhodopsin, a receptor for light, plays a role in the degeneration of retinal cells.

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Minds wide open: Neuroscience at Vanderbilt

Apr. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has emerged as one of the nation’s leading academic centers in neuroscience.

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Brainstorm 2011 events begin March 3

Feb. 23, 2011—"Brainstorm 2011," a series of free public events about brain research hosted by Vanderbilt University, will explore post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and the mysteries of feelings and perception throughout the month of March.

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Neurons cast votes to guide decision-making

Oct. 8, 2010—We know that casting a ballot in the voting booth involves politics, values and personalities. But before you ever push the button for your candidate, your brain has already carried out an election of its own to make that action possible. New research from Vanderbilt University reveals that our brain accumulates evidence when faced with...

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Synesthesia conference set for Oct. 1-3 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 13, 2010—A conference on synesthesia will bring psychologists, neuroscientists and artists to Vanderbilt University’s Wilson Hall Oct. 1-3 to discuss the latest information about what is described by some as a unique “sixth sense.” Randolph Blake, Centennial Professor of Psychology, and Edward Hubbard, a post-doctoral fellow in psychology and human and organizational development, are hosting the...

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