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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
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
The Two-Photon Future
For the Obama BRAIN Initiative, UNC neuroscientist Spencer Smith, PhD, creates a new kind of microscope to study the brain like never before.
Located in News / 2014 / August
Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocaine exposure
A new study of newborns with prenatal drug exposure finds cocaine-specific disruptions in a part of the brain circuitry thought to play an important role in arousal regulation.
Located in News / 2015 / April
UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant
Led by Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, three UNC labs will develop the next generation neuroscience tool-kit to accelerate novel treatments for neuropsychiatric and a host of other diseases.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Song earns Neuroscience research award
The Society of Neuroscience recognizes the innovative research of Juan Song, PhD.
Located in News / 2014 / November
A Real Mindbender
UNC neuroscientist Juan Song discovers how baby neurons stay alive, a key finding for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s
Located in News / 2013 / November
UNC researchers link gene to increased dendritic spines – a signpost of autism
By deleting the NrCAM gene, scientists have found a potential way to cut back on the neural connections implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Located in News / 2014 / September
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
Neurological underpinnings of schizophrenia just as complex as the disorder itself
New analysis links cognitive, emotional, and intellectual symptoms to neurological ‘disruption’ in multiple brain regions – a finding with important implications for diagnosis and treatment.
Located in News / 2015 / November