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VIDEO: Researchers identify critical gene for brain development, mental retardation
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have now discovered that establishing the neural wiring necessary to function normally depends on the ability of neurons to make finger-like projections of their membrane called filopodia.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
Molecular marker could help spot pancreatic cancer early
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have identified a molecular marker of pancreatic cancer that may help spot the disease at its earliest stages, when it can be treated more successfully with surgery.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - April 29, 2010
VIDEO: UNC study pinpoints gene controlling number of brain cells
The finding suggests that a single gene, called GSK-3, controls the signals that determine how many neurons actually end up composing the brain. This has important implications for patients with neuropsychiatric illness, as links have recently been drawn between GSK-3 and schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 9, 2009
Study shows that a combination of common genetic variations can lead to schizophrenia
A multi-national group of investigators, including a scientist at UNC-Chapel Hill, has discovered that nearly a third of the genetic basis of schizophrenia may be attributed to the cumulative actions of thousands of common genetic variants. The effects of each of these genetic changes, innocuous on its own, add up to a significant risk for developing both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - July 2, 2009
Cell Press Publishes List of 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America
Craig Cameron, Folami Ideraabdullah, and Genevieve Neal-Perry, were selected as part of a feature on CrossTalk, a subsidiary of Cell Press geared toward a general audience.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 6
Mohlke named Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Genetics
Karen L. Mohlke, PhD, has been named Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Genetics.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Jan. 31