Alum donates $25 million to the United Nations University Institute for Suicide Prevention

Editor’s note: This story contains reports of suicides, a topic that will concern some readers. A UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus and his wife donated $25 million to the Department of Psychiatry at UNC School of Medicine to establish the UNC Institute for Suicide Prevention. The institute will work to improve patient care in North Carolina and … Read more

Reproduce ketamine in rare cases associated with autism

ketamine It may be an effective treatment for children with activity-dependent protective protein syndrome (ADNP), a rare genetic condition linked to intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. Also known as Helsmoortel-Van Der Aa syndrome, ADNP syndrome is caused by mutations in ADNP gene. Studies in animal models indicate that low-dose ketamine increases the expression of … Read more