Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects
November 2012 - New research from Ben Philpot and colleagues provides a neurological justification for this therapeutic approach, but researchers caution there could be unanticipated effects.
November 2012 - Eva Anton and study collaborators track a gene’s crucial role in orchestrating the placement of neurons in the developing brain. Their findings help unravel some of the mysteries of Joubert syndrome and other neurological disorders.
October 22, 2012 - Drs. William Arendshorst and Robert Tarran have been awarded an NC TraCS $5K-$50K Pilot Grant
October 2012 - A new activity-dependent role for the protein heavily implicated in autism, Neuroligin-1, identified
Richard Weinberg receives new funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
September 2012 - Richard Weinberg receives new funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
In a study using zebrafish, Dr. John Rawls and colleagues reveal how microbes in the intestine aid the uptake of fats—and suggest how diet may influence our bodies’ microbial communities.
September 1, 2012 - Dr. Kenneth Jacobson awarded funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Science Foundation
August 2012 - Graduate student Adam Gracz awarded an NC TrACS $2K Pilot Grant.
August 2012 – A collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Duke University, and University College of London in the UK, sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects.
Sarah Street, PhD and assistant professor of cell and molecular physiology, speaks at the 2012 Whitehead Lecture and Awards.
July 2012 - Graduate students Jim Dunleavey and Klara Klein have been accepted into UNC's Integrative Vascular Biology Training Program.
New proteins to clear the airways in cystic fibrosis and COPD
July 2012 - Kay Lund, PhD, awarded a new, five-year R01 from the National Institute on Aging
July 2012 - Graduate student Sarah Wetzel will receive a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association to support her research in the Caron lab.
July 2012 - Sarah Street has been selected by the medical student body to give the 2012 Whitehead Lecture.
June 2012 - Undergraduate students join department labs for summer research experience
June 2012 - Graduate student Caitlin Collins will receive two years of funding from the American Heart Association for her research in the Tzima lab.
The Dudley lab publication shows how fat cells fuel tumor growth and angiogenesis by contributing to inflammation and acting as a depot for tumor-associated
June 2012 - Assistant professor Drew Dudley and colleagues publish a study in the journal Angiogenesis