Dr. Hongtu Zhu, a BRIC faculty member and his team recently published a paper in Science (https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abn6598). They used advanced techniques to study the brain and its connection with the rest of the body. Traditional brain imaging methods often overlook the interaction between the brain and other organs. In a recent study, Zhu and colleagues … Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Eran Dayan on receiving an RO2 grant from (NICHD) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. They are providing funding ($404,276) for his project “Targeted Motor Learning to Improve Gait for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.” Over the 2-year lifespan (05/01/2023 – 04/30/2025) of this project, Dayan will serve … Read more
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, have developed a new method that combines palmitoleic acid, gentamicin, and non-invasive ultrasound to help improve drug delivery in chronic wounds that have been infected with S. aureus. Using their new strategy, researchers including BRIC faculty member Dr. Paul Dayton, and Dr. Sarah … Read more
Human brain atlases can be used by medical professionals to track normative trends over time and pinpoint crucial aspects of early brain development. With these atlases, they are able to see what typical structural and functional development looks like, making it easier for them to spot the symptoms of abnormal development, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder … Read more
Alerted connectivity in brain networks may turn them more sensitive to environmental insults and disease. In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) PhD student William Stanford, and BRIC member Eran Dayan investigated if brain resilience accounts for differences in cognitive function in healthy aging. This was achieved … Read more
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Gang Li, PhD, have mapped the surface of the cortex of the young human brain with unprecedented resolution, revealing the development of key functional regions from two months before birth to two years after. The new cortical development mapping, reported online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of … Read more
The 2019 Triangle Imaging Symposium at UNC BRIC, will feature lectures by speakers from Johns Hopkins, UNC, Duke, NCSU and Wake Forest University and is open to the entire scientific community. The Symposium also includes a Poster Session with presentations given by students, trainees, residents, and faculty to highlight imaging research projects within and outside UNC. The symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 beginning at 8:30 am in the Bioinformatics building, room 1131. Breakfast and lunch will be served for those who register in advance!