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Brain circuits for successful emotional development established during infancy
Results from the UNC Early Brain Development Study, led at UNC by John Gilmore, MD, suggest that early detection and intervention could help children at risk for emotional problems.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before age 2
A study by UNC researchers finds that children with autism who had enlarged brains at age 2 continued to have enlarged brains at ages 4 and 5. However, this increased brain growth did not continue beyond age 2.
Located in News / 2011 / May
Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism
This study led by UNC researchers suggests that autism does not appear suddenly in young children, but instead develops over time during infancy.
Located in News / 2012 / February
Brain scans predict effectiveness of talk therapy to treat depression
UNC researchers lead first brain connectivity study pointing toward a new image-based diagnostic model – a roadmap to ensure patients receive the best treatment as quickly as possible. Gabriel S. Dichter, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology, is a senior author of the study.
Located in News / 2015 / January
Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, are the first to use transcranial alternating current brain stimulation (tACS) to significantly reduce symptoms in people diagnosed with major depression.
Located in News / 2019 / March
Bulik awarded Distinguished Investigator Grant by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, is one of 17 scientists awarded a Distinguished Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Bulik's project, Binge Eating Disorder Genetics Initiative (BEGIN), will focus on the genetics of binge eating disorders.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Dec. 14
Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?
Neuroscientists and chronic pain experts at the UNC School of Medicine used a weak alternating current of electricity to target a specific part of the brain and significantly decrease chronic lower back pain in all participants of a small clinical trial.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Carolina alumnus, former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni to speak at UNC
Frank Bruni, former restaurant critic for The New York Times and an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give two talks at UNC on Nov. 5 and 6. Both talks are open to the public.
Located in News / 2010 / September
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities celebrates new space
The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities is one of the few comprehensive centers for developmental disabilities in the United States dedicated to research, training and multi-disciplinary comprehensive clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages and their families.
Located in News / 2010 / October
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities Awarded $4.9M to Conduct Interdisciplinary Training
The DHHS's Maternal and Child Health Bureau will give the money to the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program, part of the CIDD.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Feb. 23