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When the Brain’s Wiring Breaks
The UNC lab of Anne Taylor discovers key molecular details of a common type of brain injury and a possible new treatment strategy.
Located in News / 2017 / September
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
FDA approves eculizumab for generalized myasthenia gravis
UNC's James F. Howard, MD, was the lead investigator in the clinical trial that led to FDA approval.
Located in News / 2017 / October
UNC pain researchers featured on UNC-TV
Mark Zylka, PhD, and Lipin Loo, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Zylka’s lab, were featured on a recent segment of North Carolina Science Now, a production of UNC-TV.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Sept. 4
Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad
In a first-of-its-kind study, UNC researchers show how a damaging cascade of events inside brain cells – and related to Alzheimer’s disease – can be stopped or reversed.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?
A new UNC School of Medicine study shows how chemicals designed to protect crops can cause gene expression changes in mouse brain cells that look strikingly similar to changes in the brains of people with autism and Alzheimer’s disease.
Located in News / 2016 / March