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Three Teams Received Emerging Challenges Grants to Combat COVID-19
The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS awarded pilot funding to three teams for the 2020 Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Awards in a call highlighting research to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 11
AskBio, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate on Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy Research
A UNC School of Medicine research team led by Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, has generated preclinical evidence that gene therapy may help individuals with Angelman syndrome by improving seizure and motor outcomes.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Endocrine News Publishes Cover Story Featuring Vaping Research from the Caron Lab
While the health risks linking tobacco use by pregnant woman has been long understood, vaping presents a new frontier. A recent study from the lab of Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that there are some definite ill effects of e-cigarettes and the health of the offspring.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 20
Giudice, UNC Graduate Students Write Feature for Publication, 'The Scientist'
Jimena Giudice, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, and graduate students in the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, co-authored a feature story on alternative splicing for The Scientist.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 30
UNC NeuroSpark Research Award Winners Celebrated
Four research teams at the UNC School of Medicine won $25,000 pilot grants with the goal of increasing collaborations throughout the neurosciences, as part of a UNC NeuroSpark event.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 23
Scientists Show How Tiny, Mutated Neuron Antennae Impair Brain Connectivity
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Eva Anton, PhD, found that defective primary cilia can modulate connectivity between neurons during brain development and cause rare neurodevelopmental conditions called Joubert-syndrome related disorders.
Located in News / 2019 / December
Scientists Identify Underlying Molecular Mechanisms of Alexander Disease
Researchers led by UNC School of Medicine’s Natasha Snider, PhD, used human induced pluripotent stem cells and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to make important basic science discoveries about the molecular underpinnings of Alexander disease, a rare neurodegenerative condition that is often fatal to young children.
Located in News / 2019 / November
Philpot Lab Receives NIH Grant to Create Therapy for Rare Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Ben Philpot, PhD, will build upon research previously funded by the Pitt-Hopkins Research Foundation to develop a therapy to treat children with this neurodevelopmental disorder.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review on Respiratory Effects of Vaping
UNC School of Medicine researcher Rob Tarran, PhD, led a review of all published scientific literature on the effects of e-cigarette use on the respiratory system. The team of four authors strongly recommend tighter regulation of e-cigarette products.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Magness, Jalazo Rally for Research on Capitol Hill
Scott Magness, PhD, and Liz Jalazo, MD, were part of a large contingent of researchers from across the country who met with Congressional leaders to stress the importance of biomedical research and continued funding.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 3