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Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?
UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.
Located in News / 2017 / September
FDA Approves ZULRESSO™ (brexanolone) Injection for Postpartum Depression Following Three Clinical Trials Led by UNC Researcher
ZULRESSO, developed by Sage Therapeutics, is the first and only treatment specifically indicated to treat postpartum depression in women. UNC School of Medicine’s Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, was the principal investigator for three clinical trials showing rapid-reduction in depressive symptoms, and says the approval marks a major step forward in women’s healthcare.
Located in News / 2019 / March
Feast or Famine: Scientists Find Key Bio ‘Switch’ that Helps Cells Adapt
From the UNC School of Medicine lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, and Stanford University lab of Ashby Morrison, PhD, comes a solution to the mystery of “crotonyl” marks in the genome that may have relevance for the treatment of various forms of cancer.
Located in News / 2019 / November
First-in-Kind Study Reveals Genetic Markers of Type 2 Diabetes in East Asians
An international team of researchers co-led by UNC School of Medicine’s Karen Mohlke, PhD, conducted the largest-ever genome-wide study of people from across East Asia to uncover the genetic roots of type 2 diabetes.
Located in News / 2020 / May
Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains
UNC School of Medicine researchers used MRIs and computer models to show that babies who develop the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome have less white matter circuitry compared to other babies. About one-third of people with fragile X meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Gene therapy researchers find viral barcode to cross the blood-brain barrier
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Aravind Asokan, PhD, reveal how certain gene-carrying AAV vectors can penetrate the brain more efficiently to treat brain and spinal cord conditions, while reducing liver payload.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Genetic Testing for Statin Therapy Not Cost-Effective
Research led by UNC School of Medicine MD/PhD student Jamie Jarmul, PhD, suggests physicians should defer to traditional 10-year risk score and existing statin guidelines in lieu of genetic tests.
Located in News / 2018 / May
Graduate science training pays dividends in and out of the lab
In a study published in PLOS ONE, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that skills developed during science PhD programs translate to success in a wide range of fields.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Gwynne Named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance
Mark Gwynne, DO, has been named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance. The Health Alliance is UNC Health Care’s statewide, physician-led clinically integrated network. The Senior Alliance is UNC Health Care’s physician-led Medicare accountable care organization (ACO).
Located in News / 2019 / January
Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy
The PHASES Working Group, co-led by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, and Kristen Sullivan, PhD, at UNC-Chapel Hill, with researchers at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins, launched ethics guidance at hivpregnancyethics.org -- a project dedicated to ending the evidence gap for pregnant women around HIV and co-infections.
Located in News / 2020 / July