Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are chemical substances, synthesized and released by nerve cells, or glandular hormones that excite or inhibit other nerve, muscle, or gland cells. Known neurotransmitters include acetylcholine, aspartic acid, catecholamines, cholecystokinin, endorphins, gamma aminobutyric acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histamine, neurotensin, serotonin, and substance P.

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Coming to Terms with Fear

September 26, 2013
Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities
Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D., Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, New York University

Rescuing Phenotypes in Animal Models of IDD: What It Means for Humans with IDD
Clinical and Translational Research Lecture

Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: Fumiko Hoeft
Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: Fumiko Hoeft

Study further links immune response, serotonin signaling
Vanderbilt University scientists are a step closer to understanding how inflammation in the body can affect mood and behavior.

Autism study links sensory difficulties, serotonin system
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researchers have established a link between the neurotransmitter serotonin and certain behaviors of some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a link that may lead to new treatments for ASD.

Study reveals possible ‘dimmer switch’ drug for Rett syndrome
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have relieved symptoms in a mouse model of Rett syndrome with a drug-like compound that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.

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Ronald Cowan, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Radiology & Radiological Sciences; Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program; Scientific Director, Vanderbilt Addiction Center

Aurelio Galli, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director for Research Strategy, Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Robert L. Macdonald, M.D., Ph.D.
Margaret and John Warner Professor of Neurology; Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Colleen Niswender, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology; Director of Molecular Pharmacology, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

Elaine Sanders-Bush, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Professor of Psychiatry, Emerita

Danny Winder, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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