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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
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