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Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?
For the elderly and people with neurodegenerative conditions, balance is not taken for granted. UNC and NC State biomedical engineers are using a new virtual reality system that might one day be used to reveal balance impairments currently undetectable during conventional testing or normal walking.
Located in News / 2017 / April
Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions
Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells non-invasively and then multiply healthy cells – a potential powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions.
Located in News / 2017 / August
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
UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development
Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, the microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment
In lab experiments and animal models, UNC and NC State researchers led by Zhen Gu, PhD, designed synthetic beta cells to secrete insulin in response to high blood sugar.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Why do some head knocks cause more damage than others?
As researchers piece together puzzling patterns of brain damage after concussions, UNC researchers led by Gianmarco Pinton, PhD, found that damaging shock waves intensified deep inside the brain after head impacts.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu receives prestigious Sloan Fellowship
The joint UNC/NC State researcher also earned a grant from JDRF and Sanofi to further develop glucose responsive insulin therapies for diabetes.
Located in News / 2016 / February
Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes
The new “smart cell patch” developed at UNC and NC State is a proof of principle to treat millions of people with type-1 and advanced type-2 diabetes.
Located in News / 2016 / March
Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma
UNC / NC State researchers devise a new nanotechnology to enhance the body’s own immune response to kill skin cancer tumors.
Located in News / 2016 / March
No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory
By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Located in News / 2016 / July