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Health Canal: Scientists create detailed picture of membrane protein linked to learning, memory, anxiety, pain and brain disorders
Researchers at Vanderbilt University and The Scripps Research Institute and have created the most detailed 3-D picture yet of a membrane protein that is linked to learning, memory, anxiety, pain and brain disorders. Co-senior author Jeffrey Conn, Lee E. Limbird Chair in Pharmacology, and Colleen Niswender, research associate professor of pharmacology, are quoted. A related story was published by Neuroscience News.
Science Daily: Marijuana’s anxiety relief effects: Receptors found in emotional hub of brain
An international group led by Vanderbilt University researchers has discovered a brain receptor that may help explain why marijuana users say they take the drug to reduce anxiety. Sachin Patel, assistant professor of psychiatry, is quoted. Graduate student and first author Teniel Ramikie is mentioned. Related stories were published by Psychology Today, Science World Report, ANI (India), and Yahoo! News India.
Chicago Tribune: Lorrie Moore discusses ‘Bark’
Lorrie Moore, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in English, is interviewed about her first new collection of short stories in 15 years, “Bark.”
The Tennessean: Tick bites blamed for red meat allergies
Bites from lone star ticks are causing people across the Southeast to develop red meat allergies. Robert Valet, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Opinion: Benton Hall Academy caters to nontraditional learners
The author shares her journey of seeking more educational options to assist her developmentally disabled son. Vanderbilt Child Development Center is referenced.
Nashville Business Journal: Vanderbilt, Saint Thomas West make Top 100 hospitals list
Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Saint Thomas West Hospital have been named to Truven Health Analytics’ annual list of the nation’s top 100 hospitals.
The Tennessean: Media coalition: Vanderbilt records are clearly public
A media coalition led by The Tennessean responded in a new court filing that the text messages and other documents it is seeking in a Vanderbilt University rape case are clearly public records that no law or policy can shield from public view.
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The New York Times: The story behind the SAT overhaul
In July 2012, one of the SAT’s harshest and most relentless critics meets with the incoming president of the College Board, the organization most recognized as administering the exam, to discuss what improvements could be made to benefit students and college administrators.
ABC News: North Dakota University system server breached
A North Dakota University system computer server that stores personal information on students, staff and faculty has been hacked, but nothing appears to have been compromised, according to Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen.
Bloomberg: College grads taking low-wage jobs displace less educated
Recent college graduates are ending up in more low-wage and part-time positions as it is become harder to find education-level appropriate jobs, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.