5/27/08: Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize Awarded

May 27, 2008

The Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize was presented to Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD from Baylor College of Medicine. Dean Bill Roper presented Dr. Zoghbi with a plaque and a cash prize of $10,000. Dr. Zoghbi gave a lecture entitled “Rett Syndrome: from genomes to epigenomes and neuropsychiatric conditions” to a crowd of 200 or more yesterday in … Continued

Grant Awarded for Multiple Sclerosis Research

May 6, 2008

Ideally, our immune system functions to protect us from dangerous substances. In MS, however, the immune mistakenly targets the brain and spinal cord, damaging the myelin insulation of nerve fibers. Nerve fibers are damaged as well. “T cells” are a major player in the immune response, so therapeutic strategies that could prevent activation of T … Continued

5/5/08: Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize

May 5, 2008

We are delighted to announce the Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize Award presentation and lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 27th at 3pm. The event will take place on the ground floor of MBRB in room 202. This years’ prize will be awarded to Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD from Baylor College of Medicine for her “Discovery … Continued

4/15/08: Deshmukh lab article published and featured in PNAS

April 15, 2008

Mohanish Deshmukh’s laboratory published an article in the Proceedings of National Academy of Science in which they describe a mechanism by which cell death could be selectively induced in brain tumor cells but not neurons. They show that direct activation of the apoptotic pathway with cytochrome c has the ability to induce death in astrocytomas … Continued

4/3/08: Grant Awarded for Multiple Sclerosis research

April 3, 2008

  Ideally, our immune system functions to protect us from dangerous substances. In MS, however, the immune mistakenly targets the brain and spinal cord, damaging the myelin insulation of nerve fibers. Nerve fibers are damaged as well. “T cells” are a major player in the immune response, so therapeutic strategies that could prevent activation of … Continued