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Experimental Drug Found to Improve Symptoms of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis
James F. Howard Jr., MD, professor in the UNC Department of Neurology, was principal investigator of the phase 3 trial for the experimental drug efgartigimod, developed by Belgian pharmaceutical company Argenx.
Located in News / 2020 / May
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
Researchers find clues to drug resistance in medulloblastoma subtype
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, and Kirk Wilhelmsen, MD, PhD, have new evidence to explain how drug resistance develops in a major subtype of medulloblastoma, the most common invasive brain tumor in children.
Located in News / 2020 / January
UNC Researchers Join $945 Million NIH HEAL Initiative to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Weili Lin, PhD, is the principal investigator of a research project to improve outcomes for children exposed to opioids, and Susan Gaylord, PhD, is the UNC site PI for a second project to help people with low back pain.
Located in News / 2019 / September
A Tribute to Kevin Robertson
Professor emeritus Colin Hall wrote this remembrance of his dear friend and neurology colleague Kevin Robertson, who passed away earlier this year.
Located in News / 2019 / September
HIV-infected cells persist in cerebrospinal fluid, linked to poorer neurocognitive performance
A new study finds that nearly half of cells sampled from the cerebrospinal fluid of HIV patients had viral DNA, even though the patients had been on antiretroviral treatment for several years. The late Kevin R. Robertson, PhD, was co-lead author, and Joseph J. Eron, MD, is a co-author.
Located in News / 2019 / July
In Remembrance of Dr. Kevin Robertson
Kevin Robertson, PhD, a professor in the department of neurology for more than 30 years, passed away Sunday after an extended battle with cancer.
Located in News / 2019 / June
Cohen, Schisler awarded $3.1 million Alzheimer’s grant
Todd Cohen, PhD, and Jonathan Schisler, PhD, will investigate the new ideas related to the regulation of the Tau protein, which plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Located in News / 2019 / March
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm"
The Children's Research Institute presents its December seminar speakers, Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH, and Rebecca Fry, PhD, for their talk, "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 29
Shih Earns $3.8 million NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant
Yen-Yu Ian Shih, PhD, associate professor of neurology and member of the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center, will use cutting-edge neuroscience tools to improve the understanding of fMRI signal in a brain area called striatum.
Located in News / 2018 / October