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AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds
Findings by UNC researchers may help identify children at risk shortly after birth, making early intervention possible; John H. Gilmore, MD, from the department of psychiatry is senior author.
Located in News / 2019 / March
Itano Earns CZI Grant to support Imaging Scientists
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will support the innovative imaging work of Michelle Itano, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core facility, for five years thanks to a grant totaling nearly $800,000.
Located in News / 2019 / March
The Neurobiology of Noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?
UNC School of Medicine scientists led lab experiments suggesting a particular brain circuit motivates us to overeat, and it could be a new target for anti-obesity and binge-eating treatments
Located in News / 2019 / April
Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Melatonin Receptors, Path to Better Medications in Sight
Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, and colleagues analyzed two melatonin receptors bound to compounds to show their precise differences and open the door to more targeted treatments for sleep disorders, diabetes, cancers, and other conditions. The research was published in Nature.
Located in News / 2019 / April
NIH Awards Zylka Lab $6.8 Million to Study Autism, ADHD Environmental Risks
This eight-year project will focus on the interactions between genetics and environmental exposures that may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and attention deficit disorder.
Located in News / 2019 / June
Autism May Arise from Genetic Defect During ‘Scaffolding’ of Developing Brain
Led by Eva Anton, PhD, scientists have uncovered details of a key cellular mechanism crucial for brain development. This process of brain development is spawned by a gene that, when mutated, had previously been linked to the development of autism.
Located in News / 2019 / July
Zylka Lab awarded $6.1 million from NIH to develop CRISPR/Cas9 gene therapy for Angelman syndrome, study UBE3A autism gene with Philpot Lab
Mark Zylka, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, was awarded NIH funding for two 5-year projects, one jointly with Ben Philpot, PhD, to develop new knowledge with the potential to advance treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders.
Located in News / 2019 / September
CBD May Alleviate Seizures, Benefit Behaviors in People with Neurodevelopmental Conditions
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Ben Philpot, PhD, and Bin Gu, PhD, found that cannabidiol had anti-seizure effects and behavior benefits in animal models of Angelman syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards
The National Institutes of Health announced 93 awards to fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Philpot Lab Receives NIH Grant to Create Therapy for Rare Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Ben Philpot, PhD, will build upon research previously funded by the Pitt-Hopkins Research Foundation to develop a therapy to treat children with this neurodevelopmental disorder.
Located in News / 2019 / October