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UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time
As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Researchers ramp up new UNC Autism Research Center
With seed money from the Kenan Charitable Trust, the new center takes aim at the greatest challenges facing the field of autism spectrum disorder.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2
In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid
MRIs show a brain anomaly in nearly 70 percent of babies at high risk of developing the condition who go on to be diagnosed, laying the groundwork for a predictive aid for pediatricians and the search for a potential treatment.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Autism study gains national attention
Published last week in the journal Nature, the research shows it is possible to use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will go on to develop autism as toddlers.
Located in News / 2017 / February
Researchers use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlers
This first-of-its-kind study used MRIs to image the brains of infants, and then researchers used brain measurements and a computer algorithm to accurately predict autism before symptoms set in.
Located in News / 2017 / February
Is It ADHD? Looking At Signs and Symptoms
One in 10 children age 5-17 in the U.S. is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), but sometimes the signs are very tough to spot. Dr. Daniel Moran gives some insights on what parents should look for.
Located in UNC Children's News / News / 2017
UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study
Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.
Located in News / 2016 / April
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
UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015
Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.
Located in News / 2016 / February