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Tag: Brain research

Daniel Kaufer

March 6, 2017

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.

Awards, Neurology

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Anna Cliffe

December 9, 2015

Discovery shows how herpes simplex virus reactivates in neurons to ...

About 90 percent of us live with HSV inside brain cells. Under stress, the virus leaves neurons and can cause cold sores, recurrent eye infection, and in rare cases encephalitis.

Neurology, Research, Sexual Health, Stress

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Flavio Frohlich

May 5, 2015

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.

Neurology, Research, Treatment

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Bryan Roth

October 1, 2014

UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

Led by Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, three UNC labs will develop the next generation neuroscience tool-kit to accelerate novel treatments for neuropsychiatric and a host of other diseases.

Grants, Neurology

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September 18, 2014

UNC researchers link gene to increased dendritic spines – a signpos...

By deleting the NrCAM gene, scientists have found a potential way to cut back on the neural connections implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Autism, Genetics, Research

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Spencer Smith

August 18, 2014

UNC neuroscientist earns NSF grant to build a better way to explore...

Spencer Smith, PhD, received one of 36 NSF grants to create better technologies to advance our knowledge of how the brain works in normal circumstances and in disease states.

Grants, Innovation, Neurology

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Beth Knight/Photo by Max Englund

March 4, 2014

Inside Our Cellular Invaders

When we fight an infection -- any invader -- our bodies conjure inflammatory responses, immune responses. But inside some individual cells, a similar reaction happens. Beth Knight, PhD, found out what transpires inside such cells involved in a kind of brain cancer called medulloblastoma and what role a particularly important protein plays in cancer development. This is the second profile in a continuing series of features on UNC School of Medicine graduate students.

Cancer, Physician Stories, Research

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February 18, 2014

The Science of Strokes

The research of William Powers, MD, has illuminated our understanding of stroke and guided better treatment for patients throughout three decades, a feat which earned him a Feinberg Award from the American Stroke Association.

Research, Stroke

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A digital version of the high resolution crystal structure of the delta opioid receptor with the sodium ion at the center in blue.

January 12, 2014

Solving a 40-year-old mystery, UNC researchers find new route for b...

New targeted therapies for pain, Parkinson's disease, and depression carry the promise of greater benefit for patients without serious side effects.

Pain, Research

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Juan Song

November 26, 2013

A Real Mindbender

UNC neuroscientist Juan Song discovers how baby neurons stay alive, a key finding for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's, Neurology

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