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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
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
Discovery shows how herpes simplex virus reactivates in neurons to trigger disease
About 90 percent of us live with HSV inside brain cells. Under stress, the virus leaves neurons and can cause cold sores, recurrent eye infection, and in rare cases encephalitis.
Located in News / 2015 / December
Princeton’s David Tank wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Past winners include six scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (photo by Winfried Denk)
Located in News / 2015 / January
Researchers shed pharmacological light on “dark” cellular receptors
UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.
Located in News / 2015 / November