Neuroscience News

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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Zylka Lab's Pioneer Pain Research Featured on UNC-TV

Zylka Lab's Pioneer Pain Research Featured on UNC-TV

Mark Zylka, PhD, and Lipin Loo, PhD, were featured on UNC-TV with a segment on their pain research.

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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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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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