Sarah Cohen, PhD, and Mohanish Deshmukh, PhD, researchers in the UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and the UNC Neuroscience Center, were featured scientists in a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative article on an innovative new resource helping scientists probe the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases. Full article found here.
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Hyejung Won, PhD, used a new kind of computational tool to parse the complicated genetics that put some people at higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, and likely other substances of abuse. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine … Continued
We are thrilled to announce that Adam Hantman was selected as a 2021-2022 Yang Family Biomedical Scholar! Please see the full story in the link in Vital Signs Congratulations to Adam and his research team on this award. We are so glad to have you back at UNC as part of our Neuroscience community.
Led by Juan Song, PhD, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine used optogenetic techniques to stimulate specific brain cells to increase production of neural stem cells and neurons relevant to memory and emotion processing in animal models. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom website.
UNC-Chapel Hill scientists led by Mark Zylka, PhD, found measurable levels of a biomarker for azoxystrobin in pregnant women and young kids, and investigated the fungicide’s ability to pass from mothers to embryos in utero in mice and during lactation. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom … Continued
UNC-affiliated startup Pulvinar Neuro’s novel treatment for mental illness – a technology that uses closed-loop, non-invasive stimulation of brain waves – offers hope to a rising tide of patients and recently led to the company’s acquisition by medical device leader Electromedical Products International. Full article can be found here.
Since middle school, Michelle Itano has been mesmerized by the power of microscopes. These seemingly familiar pieces of technology can do so much more than simply capture images of small things. They can unveil a world beyond our imagination — one Itano strives to show as many people as possible. Full article can be found … Continued