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    22-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689651

Phase I Clinical Trial Shows Some Promise for Investigational Drug for Melanoma

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In JCI Insight, researchers reported the results of a phase I, multi-institution clinical trial for an investigational treatment for melanoma and other cancers with mutations in the BRAF or RAS genes.

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19-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST
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    21-Feb-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689759

New Therapeutic Gel Shows Promise Against Cancerous Tumors

University of North Carolina Health Care System

UNC and NC State scientists created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to tumors in a sequential manner. The results in animal models suggest this approach could one day ramp up therapeutic benefits for cancer patients.

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19-Feb-2018 11:30 AM EST
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    13-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689392

Study Maps Molecular Mechanisms Crucial for New Approach to Heart Disease Therapy

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In this study, published in Cell Reports, two labs at UNC and a group at Princeton University reprogrammed ordinary cells called fibroblasts into new and healthy heart muscle cells, and recorded changes that appear to be necessary for this reprogramming.

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12-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689362

Integrated Care of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, Hosted by UNC School of Medicine

University of North Carolina Health Care System

The UNC School of Medicine will host a continuing professional education (CPE) symposium on March 10, 2018 in Chapel Hill to educate medical professionals on the streamlining of care for patients with Atrial fibrillation or Afib.

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12-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689272

Gene Therapy Researchers Find a Viral Barcode to Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier

University of North Carolina Health Care System

UNC School of Medicine researchers discovered a structure on viruses that makes them better at crossing from the bloodstream into the brain – a key factor for administering gene therapies at lower doses for treating brain and spinal disorders. Experiments also showed decreased liver toxicity.

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8-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 689058

UNC Researchers Identify Patterns of HIV Risk among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In an effort to combat new HIV infections among men who inject drugs in Vietnam, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted the first study to explore how this population mixes together. Their results were published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

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6-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689017

Health Indicators for Newborns of Breast Cancer Survivors May Vary by Cancer Type

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.

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5-Feb-2018 4:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 689015

Health Indicators for Newborns of Breast Cancer Survivors May Vary by Cancer Type

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.

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5-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688905

Some Kids Saying No to Smoking Are Saying Yes to Vaping

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers found that adolescents not susceptible to smoking cigarettes and who thought e-cigarettes were less harmful were more likely to use e-cigarettes. This UNC study found that 26 percent of those surveyed were at high risk for future e-cigarette use.

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2-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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    24-Jan-2018 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 688276

Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead to Better Antipsychotic Drugs

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Published in Nature, research from the UNC School of Medicine and UCSF revealed the first-ever crystal structure of the dopamine 2 receptor bound to an antipsychotic drug – a much-needed discovery in the quest to create effective drugs with fewer side effects.

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22-Jan-2018 2:45 PM EST
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