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UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study
Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.
Located in News / 2016 / April
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
UNC research tabbed as a top autism breakthrough of 2013
The work of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, is featured by Autism Speaks in its list of 10 major advances in autism research in 2013.
Located in News / 2013 / December
UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs
The collaboration of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, led to a new discovery about potential underlying causes of autism
Located in News / 2014 / October
UNC researchers link gene to increased dendritic spines – a signpost of autism
By deleting the NrCAM gene, scientists have found a potential way to cut back on the neural connections implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Located in News / 2014 / September
UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism
The common chemotherapy drug topotecan disrupts a gene integral for neuron communication, though the effects are reversible. The research also homes in on an underlying cause of autism.
Located in News / 2014 / December
UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant
Led by Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, three UNC labs will develop the next generation neuroscience tool-kit to accelerate novel treatments for neuropsychiatric and a host of other diseases.
Located in News / 2014 / October
UNC researchers unravel clues, develop interventions for autism
As World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, approaches, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine hunt for new treatments and interventions for the disorder.
Located in News / 2011 / March
UNC scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation increases autism risk
The research shows the precise cellular mechanisms that could increase risk for the disorder and how an existing drug might help thousands of people with autism.
Located in News / 2015 / August
UNC to launch unprecedented collaboration to improve services for young children with autism and their families
Multiple programs at UNC to utilize $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Located in News / 2014 / January