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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
Melina Kibbe to be featured speaker at American Scientist Pizza Lunch
Melina Kibbe, MD, the Colin G. Thomas, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, will give a talk titled, "When Mice Are Men: Sex Bias in Biomedical and Clinical Research," on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Sept. 13
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
Scientists disguise drugs as platelets to target cancer cells
The new drug-creation method could allow cancer drugs to last longer in the body to attack tumors, as well as cancer cells floating in the blood stream.
Located in News / 2015 / 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
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
‘Flying carpet’ technique delivers one-two punch of anticancer drugs
Researchers in the joint UNC-NCSU biomedical engineering department have used nanoscale graphene to improve upon traditional delivery of two cancer drugs.
Located in News / 2015 / January
UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Searle Scholar
Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of pharmacology and biomedical engineering, earned a $300,000 Searle Scholars award for his work creating new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.
Located in News / 2019 / April
Sode, Cheng Inducted into College of Fellows in Biological Engineering Institute
Koji Sode, PhD, and Ke Cheng, PhD, both from the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, were inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Located in News / 2019 / 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