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No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory
By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Located in News / 2016 / July
On target: UNC researcher arms platelets to deliver cancer immunotherapy
UNC, NCSU biomedical engineering research team’s findings show that engineered platelets can deliver antibodies to kill cancer cells before they can grow or spread elsewhere in the body.
Located in News / 2017 / January
Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores
In a double-blinded, randomized study, UNC researchers found that the IQ scores of people who underwent tDCS brain stimulation improved markedly less than did the IQ scores of people in the placebo group.
Located in News / 2015 / May
Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells
In cell lines, scientists at the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering program have shown that the new nano particles can stealthily enter cancer cells and release a known drug to attack tumors from the inside.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Researchers sneak drugs into cancer cells before triggering release
By waiting to trigger the drug's potency, the method may provide a better route toward treating malignant tumors.
Located in News / 2014 / May
Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes
The new “smart cell patch” developed at UNC and NC State is a proof of principle to treat millions of people with type-1 and advanced type-2 diabetes.
Located in News / 2016 / March
Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions
Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells non-invasively and then multiply healthy cells – a potential powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Scientists disguise drugs as platelets to target cancer cells
The new drug-creation method could allow cancer drugs to last longer in the body to attack tumors, as well as cancer cells floating in the blood stream.
Located in News / 2015 / October
Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatment
Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to potentially treat depression
Using a weak electric current to alter a specific brain activity pattern, UNC School of Medicine researchers increased creativity in healthy adults. Now they’re testing the same experimental protocol to alleviate symptoms in people with depression.
Located in News / 2015 / April