Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects
New research from UNC provides a neurological justification for this therapeutic approach, but researchers caution there could be unanticipated effects.
An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by William Powers, Chair of the Department of Neurology.
The effects on the brain’s reward circuits of the drug mephedrone are comparable to those of cocaine, which supports the argument that the synthetic drugs be made illegal permanently.
This award, given by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recognizes UNC Hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
The world’s first bachelor’s degree in neurodiagnostics and sleep science (NDSS) has received approval from the UNC Board of Governors. This innovative, online degree will be available through UNC Charlotte's College of Health and Human Service’s Kinesiology Department in collaboration with UNC’s Department of Allied Health Sciences.
A Gastonia woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies.
UNC researchers will attempt to understand the cognitive disabilities in patients with RAS/MARK syndromes.
UNC Neurosciences is proud to announce the opening of an adult and pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) effective April 1. The adult and pediatric units will each consist of five beds and be located on 6 Neurosciences and 6 Children’s respectively.
Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, has received a four-year National Institutes of Health Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award grant from the National Institute of Neurologic Disease and Stroke.
The Neurology Infusion Clinic will convert from physician-based to a hospital-based clinic on March 1. The clinic is located on the ground floor of the Neurosciences Hospital. The clinic provides outpatient infusion services to patients with a neurological illness.
A multi-center clinical trial led by Dr. William Powers of UNC finds that the surgical procedure did not lower the risk of subsequent stroke for people who’ve had a minor stroke.
The professorship was established with a gift from Dr. L.Y. Soo, a 1955 graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his wife, Dr. Dixie Lee Boney Soo of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Raj Kasthuri, MD, is director of the new center of excellence for the treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding.
Dr. James Howard, a neurologist at UNC for 33 years, picked up glass blowing after his wife gave him a free class to try it out. Ever since, he's been spending his Saturdays and Sundays in front of two, 2,000-degree ovens.
This center and its facility enables advanced research in cancer, neuroscience, medical imaging, computer science, drug discovery, nanotechnology, and imaging instrumentation.
Three SOM researchers have won Young Investigator Grants from NARSAD: The Brain and Behavior Research Fund. Grant winners are John A. Allen, PhD, postdoctoral trainee, pharmacology; Sarah J. Hart, PhD, research associate, psychiatry; and Thomas L. Kash, PhD, assistant professor, pharmacology.
This finding has particular importance because several neurodevelopmental disorders have recently been linked to genetic mutations in the complex developmental cascade containing Erk and its sister proteins.
The facility is located on the corner of NC Highway 54 and Finley Golf Course Road.
For National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month this November, two Alzheimer's disease experts at the University of North Carolina explain what researchers know – and don’t know – about preventing the disease.