Toddler Brain Development: bacterial clues found in dirty baby diapers
Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings from the UNC School of Medicine shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our brains develop during the first years of life.
UNC researchers lead clinical trial evaluating potential treatment ...
A phase 2, double-blind study of the investigational medication, brexanolone, in the treatment of women with severe PPD published in The Lancet. Clinical trials are currently underway at UNC.
Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnose...
In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.
UNC receives $2.5-million grant to explore new therapy for anhedonia
As part of NIMH’s Experimental Therapeutics Initiative and led by Gabriel Dichter, PhD, researchers will use neuroimaging to evaluate a new treatment for decreased motivation and pleasure, symptoms that are common to many psychiatric disorders.