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Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?
For the elderly and people with neurodegenerative conditions, balance is not taken for granted. UNC and NC State biomedical engineers are using a new virtual reality system that might one day be used to reveal balance impairments currently undetectable during conventional testing or normal walking.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2017 / April
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 Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2017 / January
A Gene’s Journey from Covert to Celebrated
Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2017 / January
Can a smart patch prevent blood clots?
In lab experiments, North Carolina researchers developed the first patch to monitor blood viscosity and release blood thinning medication as needed.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / November
UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants
From non-invasive brain stimulation to the inner workings of fMRI, UNC researchers will study the human brain like never before to address neurological and psychiatric conditions such as depression, Alzheimer’s, and schizophrenia.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / October
Four faculty featured in 'What's the Big Idea?' lecture series
Each Thursday evening in October, a member of the UNC School of Medicine faculty will share their insights on the brain from a scientific, medical, and philosophical perspective.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Sept. 29
UNC and Minnesota researchers earn NIH grant to explore infant brain development
Collaboration between the UNC School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota aims to provide scientists with breakthrough information about how the human brain develops from birth through early childhood.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / September
UNC scientist’s drive for a cancer cure inspired by the father he doesn’t remember
Zhen Gu, a biomedical engineer at the University of North Carolina and N.C. State University, is featured in STAT News for his work on cancer.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / August
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 Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / July
Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma
UNC / NC State researchers devise a new nanotechnology to enhance the body’s own immune response to kill skin cancer tumors.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / March