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Shen Earns Young Investigator Award for Autism Research
Mark Shen, PhD, a researcher at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, received the international honor for his work on biological indicators of autism in infants.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / May 24
Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains
UNC School of Medicine researchers used MRIs and computer models to show that babies who develop the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome have less white matter circuitry compared to other babies. About one-third of people with fragile X meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism"
The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Joseph Piven, MD, for his talk, "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / March 29
Laura Klinger, director of TEACCH Autism Program, featured on podcast
In the run-up to World Autism Day on Monday, April 2, the moms who run the Spawned podcast interviewed Laura Klinger, PhD, about various issues related to autism, including the latest research developments.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Organization for Autism Research Makes Inaugural Gift for Groundbreaking Project at UNC
Led by Kara Hume at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice is a continually updated resource of evidence-based best practices and online instruction.
Located in News / 2018 / January
New book explores drinking, drug abuse, and addiction in the autism community
UNC’s Elizabeth Kunreuther and Ann Palmer will speak about their new book at Quail Ridge Book Store in Raleigh on Oct. 28.
Located in News / 2017 / October
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
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