University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Articles by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Scientists Take a Big Step toward Building a Better Opioid

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

The research, published in the journal Cell, shows a route toward creating opioids that relieve pain without causing the severe side effects at the heart of the opioid epidemic

Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two

Discovery Could Lead to Better Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins

Scientists Illuminate the Neurons of Social Attraction

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

With a whiff of the opposite sex, these hormone-sensitive neurons trigger pro-social behavior in mice and could play roles in anxiety, depression, and other mood-related conditions in humans