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Why do some head knocks cause more damage than others?
As researchers piece together puzzling patterns of brain damage after concussions, UNC researchers led by Gianmarco Pinton, PhD, found that damaging shock waves intensified deep inside the brain after head impacts.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment
In lab experiments and animal models, UNC and NC State researchers led by Zhen Gu, PhD, designed synthetic beta cells to secrete insulin in response to high blood sugar.
Located in News / 2017 / October
UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development
Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, the microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.
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
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
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 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 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 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 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 News / 2016 / October