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NIH renews grant funding the Bowles Alcohol Research Center
The center, established 20 years ago and led by Fulton Crews, PhD, will receive more than $8.7 million over five years to continue research on the effects of alcohol on the brain.
Located in News / 2017 / November
UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015
Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.
Located in News / 2016 / February
Harvard’s Christopher Walsh wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Past winners include six scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize
Located in News / 2016 / February
Neuron type-specific gene loss linked to Angelman syndrome seizures
The results suggest further lines of research related to the effects of neurodevelopmentally critical genes on other kinds of neurons.
Located in News / 2016 / March
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
Neuroscientist Spencer Smith building new kind of brain-imaging system
With funds from an international grant, Smith and colleagues are creating an instrument to visualize neuronal activity throughout the entire brain of a moving vertebrate organism.
Located in News / 2016 / April
UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study
Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.
Located in News / 2016 / April
UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research
UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.
Located in News / 2016 / June
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
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