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UNC Scientists Take a Big Step toward Building a Better Opioid
In a paper published in Cell, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, show how to activate only one kind of brain receptor vital for pain relief. This receptor is not involved in addiction or respiratory depression that leads to death – the most severe side effects of opioid use. Jan 12, 2018
Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, Awarded National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Award for Spinocerebellar Ataxias Research
Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, an assistant professor of Cell Biology and Physiology in the UNC School of Medicine and a Neuroscience Curriculum Faculty Member, has been awarded a grant from the National Ataxia Foundation. This one-year grant will allow the Lorenzo lab to study how the regulation of cerebellar development and connectivity by β-spectrins is implicated in the pathophysiology of spinocerebellar ataxias. Jan 09, 2018
Ben Philpot, PhD Awarded Rett Syndrome Research Trust Grant
This new project, aimed at reactivating MECP2, has been funded by the Rett Syndrome Research Trust. Dec 14, 2017
Hiroyuki Kato, PhD, Awarded Whitehall Foundation Grant
Hiroyuki Kato, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine and a member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, has been awarded a grant from the Whitehall Foundation. He will receive $225,000.00 over three years to study the mechanisms underlying spectro-temporal integration of sounds in our brains. Dec 04, 2017
Mark Zylka, PhD, Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
UNC Neuroscience Center's Director, Mark Zylka, was one of three professors from UNC-Chapel Hill, and among 396 new fellows in total, who were recognized by their peers for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. Nov 21, 2017