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A Head Start on Brain Development

Posted 8 months ago

When Dr. John Gilmore and his colleagues launched the UNC Early Brain Development Study 20 years ago, they were seeking to understand abnormalities of early brain development in children at high risk for schizophrenia. This focus on the brain development … Continued

A Chance at a Path Forward

Posted 8 months ago

When PhD candidate Natalie Hewitt Valentin is not conducting research on G proteins in the Department of Pharmacology’s Dohlman Lab, she is running a K through 12 science education outreach program, teaching biology at Durham Technical Community College, and serving … Continued

 

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