Neuroscience News

Philpot and Zylka Labs pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells

Ben Philpot, PhD, and Mark Zylka, PhD, discovered a biochemical mechanism that could cause "chemo brain", the neurological side effects of chemotherapy.

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15th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium was held October 23

15th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium was held October 23

The 15th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium was held on October 23, 2014 at the Carolina Club. It featured talks from Drs. Gina Turrigiano, Anatol Kreitzer, and David Van Essen.

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2012 Perl-UNC Prize recipients awarded Nobel Prize

2012 Perl-UNC Prize recipients awarded Nobel Prize

Edvard and May-Britt Moser, 2012 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize recipients were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology.

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Philpot and Zylka Labs featured on UNC-TV for work on autism

Philpot and Zylka Labs featured on UNC-TV for work on autism

Ben Philpot, PhD, and Mark Zylka, PhD, were featured on UNC-TV with a segment on their autism research.

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UNC neuroscience researchers receive funding from NIH BRAIN Initiative

UNC neuroscience researchers receive funding from NIH BRAIN Initiative

Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, and Thomas Kash, PhD were awarded a grant to develop the next generation of DREADDs for brain research.

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Spencer Smith receives funding to create new microscope as part of BRAIN Initiative

Spencer Smith receives funding to create new microscope as part of BRAIN Initiative

Spencer Smith received National Science Foundation and Simons Foundation grants to develop and use a new kind of two-photon microscope, working toward the goal of President Obama's BRAIN Initiative of mapping every neuron in the human brain.

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Juan Song Receives Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award

Juan Song Receives Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award

Juan Song was awarded the 2014 Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award. Supported by the Trubatch family, the award recognizes originality and creativity in neuroscience research by early-career professionals

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Snider lab published in eLife on protein that is essential for brain development

Snider lab published in eLife on protein that is essential for brain development

The Snider lab discovered that the protein glycogen synthase kinase-3 is necessary for proper brain development. Meghan Morgan-Smith, PhD, found that deleting the protein from developing cortical neurons caused a dramatic defect in radial migration.

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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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