Neuroscience News

Garret Stuber Receives 2014 Hettleman Prize

Garret Stuber Receives 2014 Hettleman Prize

Dr. Garret Stuber was awarded UNC's 2014 Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.

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Deshmukh lab finds how neurons prevent cell death

Deshmukh lab finds how neurons prevent cell death

Deshmukh lab discovers how neurons prevent cell death, a mechanism that is utilized by both Parkinson's disease and brain cancer cells. Their findings could ultimately impact the approach to and treatment of both ailments.

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Garret Stuber receives NIDA R01

Garret Stuber receives NIDA R01

Garret Stuber received an R01 from NIDA entitled, "Lateral Hypothalamic Circuits for Feeding and Reinforcement", funded for 5 years (07/01/2014 - 06/30/2019).

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Juan Song Receives Two Prestigous Awards

Juan Song Receives Two Prestigous Awards

Juan Song receives both Whitefall Foundation award and American Heart Association award

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Zylka lab finds new target for chronic pain treatment and publishes in Neuron

Zylka lab finds new target for chronic pain treatment and publishes in Neuron

They also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain.

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Frohlich Receives Human Frontier Science Grant

Frohlich Receives Human Frontier Science Grant

Dr. Flavio Frohlich, along with colleague Dr. Jenny Bizley, has received a $750,000 Human Frontier Science research grant.

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14th Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize awarded to Dr. Marcus Raichle

14th Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize awarded to Dr. Marcus Raichle

The Prize award ceremony and lecture was held on Feb 20th at 3PM in G202 MBRB with a reception to follow.

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Welcome Dr. Todd Cohen to UNC Neuroscience Center

Welcome Dr. Todd Cohen to UNC Neuroscience Center

Dr. Todd Cohen from UPenn will join the faculty of the Neuroscience Center and the Department of Neurology in January 2014

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Juan Song Discovers How Baby Neurons Stay Alive

Juan Song Discovers How Baby Neurons Stay Alive

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

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Stuber Lab Publishes Neuron Cover Article

Stuber Lab Publishes Neuron Cover Article

Alice Stamatakis from Stuber lab publishes paper in Neuron demonstrating that lateral habenula projecting VTA neurons promote reward by their release of GABA, not dopamine. This paper was featured on the cover of the November 20th issue of Neuron.

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Neuroscience Center's Spencer Smith, PhD makes important discovery reported in Nature

Neuroscience Center's Spencer Smith, PhD makes important discovery reported in Nature

His discovery shows how dendritic compartments of neurons actively process information to multiply brain’s computing power.

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14th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium

14th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium was held on October 24, 2013 at the Carolina Club

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Mark Zylka Uncovers Potential Causes for Brain Disorder

Mark Zylka Uncovers Potential Causes for Brain Disorder

Once unknown in the field of autism, UNC’s Mark Zylka is now uncovering potential causes for the brain disorder!

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Dr. Garret Stuber identifies brain circuitry that triggers overeating

Dr. Garret Stuber identifies brain circuitry that triggers overeating

The finding shows that certain parts of brain cells could play a critical role in anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and obesity.

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Simons Foundation highlights recent article by Drs. Ben Philpot and Mark Zylka

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative features recent findings by Ben Philpot and Mark Zylka in its news article, "Autism genes are surprisingly large, study finds"

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Dr. Flavio Frohlich receives NIMH BRAINS R01 grant

Dr. Flavio Frohlich receives NIMH BRAINS R01 grant

The awarded grant funds interdisciplinary research on individualized, non-invasive brain stimulation to modulate cortical state dynamics and cognition

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Researchers discover a potential cause for autism

Researchers discover a potential cause for autism

In a paper published in Nature, a team led by Mark Zylka found that key enzymes have a ‘profound effect’ across dozens of genes linked to autism. The insight could help illuminate environmental factors behind autism spectrum disorder and contribute to a unified theory of how the disorder develops.

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Anton lab publishes research on a gene’s key role in building the developing brain’s scaffolding

The gene, Arl13b, is necessary for the proper construction of the cerebral cortex. The finding offers new insights on normal brain development and illuminates some of the factors behind Joubert’s syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.

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Drs. Mark Zylka & Ben Philpot awarded grants from the Angelman Syndrom Foundation

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) has awarded $1.25 million to six research grants focused on finding treatments and defining the optimal window for treatment for individuals with Angelman syndrome

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