Deshmukh lab discovers how neurons prevent cell death, a mechanism that is utilized by both Parkinson's disease and brain cancer cells. Their findings could ultimately impact the approach to and treatment of both ailments.
Garret Stuber received an R01 from NIDA entitled, "Lateral Hypothalamic Circuits for Feeding and Reinforcement", funded for 5 years (07/01/2014 - 06/30/2019).
Juan Song receives both Whitefall Foundation award and American Heart Association award
They also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain.
Dr. Flavio Frohlich, along with colleague Dr. Jenny Bizley, has received a $750,000 Human Frontier Science research grant.
The Prize award ceremony and lecture was held on Feb 20th at 3PM in G202 MBRB with a reception to follow.
Dr. Todd Cohen from UPenn will join the faculty of the Neuroscience Center and the Department of Neurology in January 2014
UNC neuroscientist Juan Song discovers how baby neurons stay alive, a key finding for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.
Alice Stamatakis from Stuber lab publishes paper in Neuron demonstrating that lateral habenula projecting VTA neurons promote reward by their release of GABA, not dopamine. This paper was featured on the cover of the November 20th issue of Neuron.
He addressed how synthetic and chemical biology will transform neuroscience.
His discovery shows how dendritic compartments of neurons actively process information to multiply brain’s computing power.
14th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium was held on October 24, 2013 at the Carolina Club
Once unknown in the field of autism, UNC’s Mark Zylka is now uncovering potential causes for the brain disorder!
The finding shows that certain parts of brain cells could play a critical role in anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and obesity.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative features recent findings by Ben Philpot and Mark Zylka in its news article, "Autism genes are surprisingly large, study finds"
The awarded grant funds interdisciplinary research on individualized, non-invasive brain stimulation to modulate cortical state dynamics and cognition
In a paper published in Nature, a team led by Mark Zylka found that key enzymes have a ‘profound effect’ across dozens of genes linked to autism. The insight could help illuminate environmental factors behind autism spectrum disorder and contribute to a unified theory of how the disorder develops.
The gene, Arl13b, is necessary for the proper construction of the cerebral cortex. The finding offers new insights on normal brain development and illuminates some of the factors behind Joubert’s syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.
The Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) has awarded $1.25 million to six research grants focused on finding treatments and defining the optimal window for treatment for individuals with Angelman syndrome