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Researchers ramp up new UNC Autism Research Center
With seed money from the Kenan Charitable Trust, the new center takes aim at the greatest challenges facing the field of autism spectrum disorder.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Neuron type-specific gene loss linked to Angelman syndrome seizures
The results suggest further lines of research related to the effects of neurodevelopmentally critical genes on other kinds of neurons.
Located in News / 2016 / March
NIH grant to help UNC researchers explore microRNA as route to Alzheimer’s therapy
The National Institute on Aging awarded a $2.6-million, five-year grant to UNC’s Mohanish Deshmukh’s lab to explore miR-29, a key molecule that helps mature brain cells avoid death.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Researchers discover how a chemical used in chemotherapies affects genes linked to autism
Key enzymes are found to have a ‘profound effect’ across dozens of genes linked to autism. The insight could help illuminate environmental factors behind autism spectrum disorder and contribute to a unified theory of how the disorder develops.
Located in News / 2013 / August
UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015
Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.
Located in News / 2016 / February
Lighting up Neurons
Garret Stuber, PhD, earns a UNC Hettleman prize for his research and promise as a young scientist uncovering the inner workings of the brain.
Located in News / 2014 / November
Marcus Raichle wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Past winners include four scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize.
Located in News / 2014 / January
UNC research tabbed as a top autism breakthrough of 2013
The work of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, is featured by Autism Speaks in its list of 10 major advances in autism research in 2013.
Located in News / 2013 / December
A New Frontier
Once unknown in the field of autism, UNC’s Mark Zylka is now uncovering potential causes for the brain disorder.
Located in News / 2013 / October
UNC researchers discover a gene’s key role in building the developing brain’s scaffolding
The gene, Arl13b, is necessary for the proper construction of the cerebral cortex. The finding offers new insights on normal brain development and illuminates some of the factors behind Joubert’s syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.
Located in News / 2013 / June