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Molecular link between diabetes and schizophrenia connects food and mood

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Leigh MacMillan leigh.macmillan@vanderbilt.edu 615-322-4747 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Defects in insulin function – which occur in diabetes and obesity – could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have discovered a molecular link between impaired insulin […]

UNC, Vanderbilt discover a new live vaccine approach for SARS and novel coronaviruses : By accelerating the rate of mutations

Contact: Carole Bartoo carole.bartoo@vanderbilt.edu 615-322-4747 Vanderbilt University Medical Center UNC, Vanderbilt discover a new live vaccine approach for SARS and novel coronaviruses Rapid mutation has long been considered a key to viral adaptation to environmental change. But in the case of the coronavirus responsible for deadly severe acute […]

Aggression as rewarding as sex, food and drugs

Contact: Melanie Moran melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu 615-322-2706 Vanderbilt University NASHVILLE, Tenn.—New research from Vanderbilt University shows for the first time that the brain processes aggression as a reward – much like sex, food and drugs – offering insights into our propensity to fight and our fascination with violent sports like […]