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UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit
The invitation for Kevin Guskiewiz came after a series of expert interviews with the White House Office of Science and Technology, where he was asked his thoughts about new directions for concussion research.
Located in News / 2014 / May
UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments for Fragile X, autism
C.J. Malanga discovered that three specific drugs affect three different kinds of neurotransmitter receptors that all seem to play roles in Fragile X Syndrome.
Located in News / 2013 / October
UNC selected as clinical site for NFLPA program on former players’ health
Former pro football players to receive medical evaluations through UNC’s Brain & Body Health Program.
Located in News / 2013 / November
UNC neuroscientists awarded $2 million to study roots of cognitive disabilities
UNC researchers will attempt to understand the cognitive disabilities in patients with RAS/MARK syndromes.
Located in News / 2012 / April
Rosanne Griffith: In Search of the New Normal
A Gastonia woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies.
Located in News / 2012 / June
Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News
Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
Located in News / 2012 / July
Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine
The effects on the brain’s reward circuits of the drug mephedrone are comparable to those of cocaine, which supports the argument that the synthetic drugs be made illegal permanently.
Located in News / 2012 / July
Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects
New research from UNC provides a neurological justification for this therapeutic approach, but researchers caution there could be unanticipated effects.
Located in News / 2012 / November
Scientists link protein to the insulation of the nervous system’s wiring
This finding has particular importance because several neurodevelopmental disorders have recently been linked to genetic mutations in the complex developmental cascade containing Erk and its sister proteins.
Located in News / 2011 / January
Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center
This center and its facility enables advanced research in cancer, neuroscience, medical imaging, computer science, drug discovery, nanotechnology, and imaging instrumentation.
Located in News / 2011 / February