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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
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
Can a smart patch prevent blood clots?
In lab experiments, North Carolina researchers developed the first patch to monitor blood viscosity and release blood thinning medication as needed.
Located in News / 2016 / November
‘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
Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to control blood sugar
The research by Zhen Gu, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC-NCSU joint department of biomedical engineering, aims to improve methods for delivering precise amounts of medications less frequently.
Located in News / 2015 / January
A Single-Cell Breakthrough
UNC School of Medicine scientist Scott Magness and collaborators use their newly developed technology to dissect properties of single stem cells. The advancement will allow researchers to study gastrointestinal disorders and cancers like never before.
Located in News / 2015 / March
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
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
Imagining a New Kind of Image
Graduate student Sarah Shelton reinvented herself from a dancer to a scientist. Now, she’s creating a new ultrasound technique to improve cancer diagnostics.
Located in News / 2015 / June
Stirman earns Burroughs Wellcome award
The $500,000 grant will allow Jeffrey Stirman, PhD, a postdoc biomedical engineer at UNC, to develop a new kind of microscope and study the brain like never before.
Located in News / 2015 / June