The Hahn, Kuhlman and Kasai labs developed a genetically encoded probe that can label and optically erase synapses that were enlarged or generated by motor learning. Dense labeling of synapses was found in a small subset of pyramidal neurons, and irradiation with blue light erased motor memory.
UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.
Scientists from the UNC / NC State joint biomedical engineering department are creating a new kind of research tool that will be nearly indistinguishable from the human gastrointestinal tract.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and eight other leading cancer research institutions have won a five-year, $12 million grant to try to find treatments for a group of cancers linked to mutations in the NF1 gene.