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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
International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia
Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment
Located in News / 2014 / July
Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival
UNC researchers lay the groundwork for a new approach to brain cancer treatments and a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease.
Located in News / 2014 / July
Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type
Researchers report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experience delays.
Located in News / 2017 / October
UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome
The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.
Located in News / 2015 / May
UNC receives $2.5-million grant to explore new therapy for anhedonia
As part of NIMH’s Experimental Therapeutics Initiative and led by Gabriel Dichter, PhD, researchers will use neuroimaging to evaluate a new treatment for decreased motivation and pleasure, symptoms that are common to many psychiatric disorders.
Located in News / 2017 / January
UNC researcher co-leads effort to map genomic changes in head and neck cancer
A study co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted disease HPV -- the latest finding of a collaborative scientific effort designed to map out the genomic changes driving cancer.
Located in News / 2015 / January
Protein in the brain can 'put the brakes' on binge drinking
A new study led by UNC researchers identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent.
Located in News / 2015 / March
UNC research leads to tools to help fight child obesity
At a time when one in three U.S. children is overweight or obese, Dr. Eliana Perrin has dedicated her research to helping fellow pediatricians and parents "tip the scales" in a healthier direction.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 9
Genomic research leads to new diagnostics, tools to fight cancer
Dr. Ian Davis is among the UNC Children's scientists and researchers employing cutting-edge genomic technologies to understand how cancers develop and how to better treat and prevent them.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 9