Neurology

The latest Neurology news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Cohen, Schisler awarded $3.1 million Alzheimer’s grant

Cohen, Schisler awarded $3.1 million Alzheimer’s grant

Todd Cohen, PhD, and Jonathan Schisler, PhD, will investigate the new ideas related to the regulation of the Tau protein, which plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm"

The Children's Research Institute presents its December seminar speakers, Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH, and Rebecca Fry, PhD, for their talk, "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm."

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Shih Earns $3.8 million NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant

Shih Earns $3.8 million NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant

Yen-Yu Ian Shih, PhD, associate professor of neurology and member of the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center, will use cutting-edge neuroscience tools to improve the understanding of fMRI signal in a brain area called striatum.

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Third Annual Class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Third Annual Class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

The award, which recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty, is made possible through a generous donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu. This year’s recipients are Yen-Yu Ian Shih, Louise Henderson, and Jon Juliano.

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FDA approves eculizumab for generalized myasthenia gravis

FDA approves eculizumab for generalized myasthenia gravis

UNC's James F. Howard, MD, was the lead investigator in the clinical trial that led to FDA approval.

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UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development

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.

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Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad

Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad

In a first-of-its-kind study, UNC researchers show how a damaging cascade of events inside brain cells – and related to Alzheimer’s disease – can be stopped or reversed.

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ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

UNC and NC State researchers team up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases.

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UNC neurologist to headline Brain Health Awareness Week event

UNC neurologist to headline Brain Health Awareness Week event

This Is Your Brain: A lecture and Q&A with UNC neurologist Dan Kaufer, MD, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the UNC Fed Ex Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill.

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Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. Timothy R. Gershon report preclinical findings showing promise for targeting a gene linked to microcephaly in infants as a treatment for medulloblastoma.

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UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

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.

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Four faculty featured in 'What's the Big Idea?' lecture series

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.

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UNC and Minnesota researchers earn NIH grant to explore infant brain development

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.

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Neurology Clinic converts to hospital-based clinic

Effective May 30, 2015, the UNC Neurology Clinic converted to a hospital-based clinic.

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Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores

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.

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Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to potentially treat depression

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.

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