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White matter structure in the brain predicts cognitive function at ages 1 and 2
This kind of new brain imaging study could help identify cognitive problems and psychiatric disorders very early and develop appropriate interventions.
Located in News / 2016 / December
New deep-brain imaging reveals separate functions for nearly identical neurons
For the first time, UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, imaged activity patterns of individual brain cells in freely moving mice to link specific basic behaviors to particular neurons.
Located in News / 2015 / January
UNC welcomes Caltech’s David Anderson, 2017 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize winner
At the UNC School of Medicine, Anderson gave a talk on his discovery of neural circuitry controlling emotional behavior.
Located in News / 2017 / April
UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research
UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.
Located in News / 2016 / June
Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize: a Nobel Prize Predictor
Six winners of a not so famous award based at UNC have gone on to win the highest honor in medicine.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein may protect brain cells.
Located in News / 2018 / April
UNC scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation increases autism risk
The research shows the precise cellular mechanisms that could increase risk for the disorder and how an existing drug might help thousands of people with autism.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Caltech researcher David Anderson wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Past winners include six scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize.
Located in News / 2017 / January
Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?
Neuroscientists and chronic pain experts at the UNC School of Medicine used a weak alternating current of electricity to target a specific part of the brain and significantly decrease chronic lower back pain in all participants of a small clinical trial.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?
UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song, PhD, and colleagues show how specific brain cells communicate with adult neural stem cells, a discovery that could open new investigations into potential treatments for some neurological disorders and brain injuries.
Located in News / 2018 / July