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Researchers use MRIs to Predict Which High-Risk Babies will Develop Autism as Toddlers
This first-of-its-kind study used MRIs to image the brains of infants, and then researchers used brain measurements and a computer algorithm to accurately predict autism before symptoms set in.
Feb 15, 2017
UNC Neuroscience Center Researcher to Headline Upcoming Science Café
Flavio Frohlich, PhD, will be the featured scientist at next week’s Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.
Feb 09, 2017
UNC Receives $2.5-Million Grant to Explore New Therapy for Anhedonia
As part of NIMH’s Experimental Therapeutics Initiative and led by Gabriel Dichter, PhD, researchers will use neuroimaging to evaluate a new treatment for decreased motivation and pleasure, symptoms that are common to many psychiatric disorders.
Feb 06, 2017
Stuber Lab Publishes in Nature Neuroscience
Garret Stuber, PhD, and his lab show that a molecularly defined subset of neurons in the anterior hypothalamus preferentially encode socially rewarding stimuli. These neurons project to and regulate the activity in midbrain dopamine neurons to enhance social motivation.
Jan 30, 2017
Roth Lab Featured on Cover of Cell
Bryan Roth, PhD, and his lab report the first crystal structure of LSD bound to one of its molecular targets, the serotonin 5-HT2B receptor.
Jan 26, 2017