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Eculizumab shows promise in treating refractory generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG)
UNC's James Howard, MD, was the principal investigator of the study.
Located in News / 2016 / July
UNC and Minnesota researchers earn NIH grant to explore infant brain development
Collaboration between the UNC School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota aims to provide scientists with breakthrough information about how the human brain develops from birth through early childhood.
Located in News / 2016 / September
UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants
From non-invasive brain stimulation to the inner workings of fMRI, UNC researchers will study the human brain like never before to address neurological and psychiatric conditions such as depression, Alzheimer’s, and schizophrenia.
Located in News / 2016 / October
Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. Timothy R. Gershon report preclinical findings showing promise for targeting a gene linked to microcephaly in infants as a treatment for medulloblastoma.
Located in News / 2016 / November
UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure to treat severe epilepsy
In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly reduced the number of seizures experienced by patients with severe epilepsy.
Located in News / 2015 / April
Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to potentially treat depression
Using a weak electric current to alter a specific brain activity pattern, UNC School of Medicine researchers increased creativity in healthy adults. Now they’re testing the same experimental protocol to alleviate symptoms in people with depression.
Located in News / 2015 / April
Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores
In a double-blinded, randomized study, UNC researchers found that the IQ scores of people who underwent tDCS brain stimulation improved markedly less than did the IQ scores of people in the placebo group.
Located in News / 2015 / May
Powers receives top honor for clinical stroke research
American Stroke Association honors outstanding contributors to stroke research
Located in News / 2014 / February
The Science of Strokes
The research of William Powers, MD, has illuminated our understanding of stroke and guided better treatment for patients throughout three decades, a feat which earned him a Feinberg Award from the American Stroke Association.
Located in News / 2014 / February
Landmark study to guide protocol for stroke patients
UNC’s William Powers, MD, provides the first hard evidence for how to treat stroke patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation.
Located in News / 2014 / March