With seed money from the Kenan Charitable Trust, the new center takes aim at the greatest challenges facing the field of autism spectrum disorder. UNC-Chapel Hill has long been one of the world’s...
Tracy Hampton, PhD Article Information JAMA. 2017;318(13):1211-1212. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13706   Infants at high familial risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not typically exhibit symptoms...
As the embryonic brain develops, an incredibly complex cascade of cellular events occur, starting with progenitors – the originating cells that generate neurons and spur proper cortex development. If...
As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism. The National...
The five-year NSF project led by UNC researcher Spencer Smith will develop new imaging systems and technology to explore the brain like never before. The brain is so incredibly important to human...
This first-of-its-kind study used MRIs to image the brains of infants, and then researchers used brain measurements and a computer algorithm to accurately predict autism before symptoms set in. Using...