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  • Scherrer Receives McKnight Award for Study of Brain Disorders

    Greg Scherrer, PhD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Cell biology and Physiology and member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, will use the three-year, $300,000 grant to study the neural basis of pain.   The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience selected three projects to receive the 2021 Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Awards, each totaling … Continued

  • Scientists Take Major Step Toward Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy

    Published in Nature, research led by Mark Zylka, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, shows how gene editing with CRISPR-Cas9 can restore function in an animal model of the neurodevelopmental condition Angelman syndrome. Mark Zylka, PhD CHAPEL HILL, NC – October 21, 2020 – Babies born with a faulty maternal copy of the UBE3A … Continued

  • Scan of Genomes for Inherited Variants Implicates New Gene Important in Autism

    In a study published in Translational Psychiatry, research led by Hyejung Won, PhD, and Jason Stein, PhD, assistant professors in the UNC Department of Genetics and members of the UNC Neuroscience Center, found that lowered expression of a gene called DDHD2 may increase a person’s likelihood of autism. Spectrum News, a leading source of news and … Continued

  • Bryan Roth

    Dr. Bryan Roth’s New Paper in Cell Journal

    Hallucinogens like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin, and substituted N-benzyl phenylalkylamines are widely used recreationally with psilocybin being considered…Find the full paper here.

  • Congratulations to the Juan Song Lab

    Congratulations to the Juan Song lab on their work on “Neuropeptides Modulate Local Astrocytes to Regulate Adult Hippocampal Neural Stem Cells”, now online @NeuroCellPress! Read the full paper in Neuron.