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UNC researchers link orphan receptor to opioid-induced itching
With a more accurate understanding of the characteristics and function of the receptor MRGRPX2, University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers were also able to create chemical probe that will allow them study the receptor more precisely.
Mar 30, 2017
WUNC Interviews Piven on Innovative Autism Research
On March 23, 2017 Joseph Piven, MD, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, gave an interview on his new study showing it is possible to use MRI scans to predict whether babies with autistic siblings will also develop autism.
Mar 23, 2017
Garret Stuber Receives over $2 Million Dollars to Contine Upstream Neural Circuit Research
Congratulations to Garret Stuber, PhD, on receiving more than $2 million dollars to continue his NIH-funded research studying upstream neural circuits that interface with VTA dopamine neurons to encode rewards and predictive cues.
Mar 16, 2017
Stuber Lab Publishes in Nature
James Otis & colleagues publish paper entitled, Prefrontal cortex output circuits guide reward seeking through divergent cue encoding, in Nature this week.
Mar 02, 2017
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