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Tag: Neuroscience

Illustration of a child's brain with area's of thought lit up.

December 19, 2016

White matter structure in the brain predicts cognitive function at ...

This kind of new brain imaging study could help identify cognitive problems and psychiatric disorders very early and develop appropriate interventions.

Neurology, Research

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UNC Chapel

July 28, 2016

No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Neurology, Research, Sleep, Treatment

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May 2, 2016

UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study

Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.

Autism, Collaboration, Research

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Spencer Smith

April 6, 2016

Neuroscientist Spencer Smith building new kind of brain-imaging system

With funds from an international grant, Smith and colleagues are creating an instrument to visualize neuronal activity throughout the entire brain of a moving vertebrate organism.

Research, Technology

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Ben Philpot

March 24, 2016

Neuron type-specific gene loss linked to Angelman syndrome seizures

The results suggest further lines of research related to the effects of neurodevelopmentally critical genes on other kinds of neurons.

Genetics, Research

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Joseph Piven

February 3, 2016

UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.

Autism, Publications

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Nikolay Dokhoylan

December 28, 2015

Study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

For the first time, scientists pin down the structure of toxic clumps of a protein associated with a large number of ALS cases, opening new avenues in the pursuit of drugs to stem the disease.

ALS, Research, Studies, Treatment

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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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Aysenil Belger

November 24, 2015

Neurological underpinnings of schizophrenia just as complex as the ...

New analysis links cognitive, emotional, and intellectual symptoms to neurological ‘disruption’ in multiple brain regions – a finding with important implications for diagnosis and treatment.

Mental Health, Neurology, Research

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Bryan Roth

November 9, 2015

Researchers shed pharmacological light on “dark” cellular receptors

UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.

Genetics, Research

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Mark Zylka

August 6, 2015

UNC scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation increases aut...

The research shows the precise cellular mechanisms that could increase risk for the disorder and how an existing drug might help thousands of people with autism.

Autism, Genetics, Research

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