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NIH grant to help UNC researchers explore microRNA as route to Alzheimer’s therapy
The National Institute on Aging awarded a $2.6-million, five-year grant to UNC’s Mohanish Deshmukh’s lab to explore miR-29, a key molecule that helps mature brain cells avoid death.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?
UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Two School of Medicine professors earn UNC Hettleman prizes
Mara Buchbinder and Spencer Smith were awarded $5,000 as Hettleman Prize winners, Buchbinder for her work on social and ethical health care challenges and Smith for his work on understanding the roles of brain connections in human health.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Garret Stuber Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award
The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her PhD or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity
UNC School of Medicine’s Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, and colleagues show how a gene variant can trigger obesity in mice – without them eating more than control mice – and lead to health concerns related to weight gain.
Located in News / 2017 / November
UNC School of Medicine Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows
Blossom Damania and Mark Zylka have been recognized by the world’s largest general scientific society for their contributions to the fields of biological and medical sciences.
Located in News / 2017 / November
New simple test could help cystic fibrosis patients find best treatment
In a significant step toward personalized medicine for cystic fibrosis, a minimally-invasive technique developed in the lab of Martina Gentzsch, PhD, shows promise as a fast, inexpensive indicator to help more patients access new treatments.
Located in News / 2017 / November
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