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Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan Named 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipients
The husband-and-wife scientists from UC San Francisco will be honored at a spring event at UNC-Chapel Hill for their seminal research discoveries on the development and function of the nervous system.
Located in News / 2019 / December
Freiwald, Tsao win 18th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Past winners include six scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize.
Located in News / 2018 / January
UNC to Host Brain Stimulation Conference
Spearheaded by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, the conference will gather the top minds in the field of neurostimulation this May in Chapel Hill. Registration is now open.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Three SOM faculty named TBJ Health Care Heroes
At the annual Triangle Business Journal Health Care Heroes awards dinner, three UNC School of Medicine faculty were honored, as well as four other UNC Health Care employees.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein may protect brain cells.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Scientists identify brain cell types underlying schizophrenia
Karolinska Institutet and UNC School of Medicine researchers, including Patrick Sullivan, PhD, have identified four specific types of brain cells associated with schizophrenia. The findings offer a roadmap for the development of new therapies to target the condition.
Located in News / 2018 / May
Can CRISPR/Cas9 help cure Angelman Syndrome?
In this UNC Science Short video, we feature the work of Mark Zylka's lab, which the Angelman Syndrome Foundation has awarded $200,000 to investigate CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology as the basis for a cure to Angelman Syndrome, a rare but devastating neuro-genetic condition.
Located in News / 2018 / July
Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?
UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song, PhD, and colleagues show how specific brain cells communicate with adult neural stem cells, a discovery that could open new investigations into potential treatments for some neurological disorders and brain injuries.
Located in News / 2018 / July
Researchers reveal how gene variant is linked to chronic pain after traumatic injury
The study, led by Sarah Linnstaedt, PhD, in the Department of Anesthesiology, shows that the reason the variant affects chronic pain outcomes is because it alters the ability of the gene FKBP5 to be regulated by a microRNA.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Song, Hingtgen earn Hettleman Prizes
Juan Song, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology, and Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, were two of four professors from UNC-Chapel Hill to be awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty this fall.
Located in News / 2018 / October