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UNC neuroscientists discover new ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain
Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at UNC have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. The finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders.
Located in News / 2013 / October
A Real Mindbender
UNC neuroscientist Juan Song discovers how baby neurons stay alive, a key finding for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s
Located in News / 2013 / November
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
AskBio, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate on Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy Research
A UNC School of Medicine research team led by Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, has generated preclinical evidence that gene therapy may help individuals with Angelman syndrome by improving seizure and motor outcomes.
Located in News / 2020 / March