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UNC School of Medicine Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows
Blossom Damania and Mark Zylka have been recognized by the world’s largest general scientific society for their contributions to the fields of biological and medical sciences.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity
UNC School of Medicine’s Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, and colleagues show how a gene variant can trigger obesity in mice – without them eating more than control mice – and lead to health concerns related to weight gain.
Located in News / 2017 / November
How do adult brain circuits regulate new neuron production?
In a new study published in Cell Stem Cell, UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song and colleagues discovered a long-distance brain circuit that controls the production of new neurons in the hippocampus.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Garret Stuber Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award
The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her PhD or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction.
Located in News / 2017 / November
FDA approves eculizumab for generalized myasthenia gravis
UNC's James F. Howard, MD, was the lead investigator in the clinical trial that led to FDA approval.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Two School of Medicine professors earn UNC Hettleman prizes
Mara Buchbinder and Spencer Smith were awarded $5,000 as Hettleman Prize winners, Buchbinder for her work on social and ethical health care challenges and Smith for his work on understanding the roles of brain connections in human health.
Located in News / 2017 / September
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
NIH grant to help UNC researchers explore microRNA as route to Alzheimer’s therapy
The National Institute on Aging awarded a $2.6-million, five-year grant to UNC’s Mohanish Deshmukh’s lab to explore miR-29, a key molecule that helps mature brain cells avoid death.
Located in News / 2017 / September
When the Brain’s Wiring Breaks
The UNC lab of Anne Taylor discovers key molecular details of a common type of brain injury and a possible new treatment strategy.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad
In a first-of-its-kind study, UNC researchers show how a damaging cascade of events inside brain cells – and related to Alzheimer’s disease – can be stopped or reversed.
Located in News / 2017 / August