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Cystic Fibrosis, Precision Medicine

New Simple Test Could Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients Find Best Treatment

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While new CF drugs are life-changing for some patients, they don’t work for everyone. Now, UNC and UAB researchers present a simple test that aims to predict which treatment is most likely to work for each patient, an approach known as personalized or precision medicine.

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CAR T-cell therapy, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards Grant to Savoldo for Immunotherapy Research

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A grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will help fund clinical research led by UNC Lineberger's Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD, into an investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia that would include a built-in "safety switch."

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Cancer, Cognitive Computing, personalized medicine

Pairing Cancer Genomics with Cognitive Computing Highlights Potential Therapeutic Options

UNC researchers use cognitive computing to scour large volumes of data from scientific studies and databases to find potentially relevant clinical trials or therapeutic options for cancer patients based on the genetics of their tumors.

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Cystic Fibrosis

A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs

UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model to measure and compare the responses of CF and normal airway cells to CF-related infectious/inflammatory factors.

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Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Genetics

Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?

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By studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.

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Obesity, Genetics

Does this One Gene Fuel Obesity?

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New research from the Research Triangle suggests that variants in a gene called ankyrin-B – carried by millions of Americans – could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own.

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oral chemotherapy parity

Cancer Drug Parity Laws Lower Costs for Many, but Not Everyone

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In an analysis of the impact of parity laws published in JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators from Harvard Medical School report modest improvements in costs for many patients. However, patients who were already paying the most for their medications, saw their monthly costs go up.

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Study: E-Cigarette Online Vendors Triple, Concerns Raised About Marketing, Pricing and Delivery

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Two studies by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers reveal trends in the marketing practices, pricing, delivery methods and other features of online e-cigarette vendors.

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Neurogenesis, Alzheimber's Disease, Neuroscience, Epilelpsy, Depression, schizophenia

How Do Adult Brain Circuits Regulate New Neuron Production?

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UNC School of Medicine neuroscientists discover a long-distance brain circuit that controls the production of new neurons in the hippocampus. Research could have implications for understanding and treating many brain disorders, including epilepsy, schizophrenia, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease

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Biochemistry & Biophysics, Origins Of Life, Primordial Soup

New Theory Addresses How Life on Earth Arose From the Primordial Muck

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Scientists publish experimental evidence that life on Earth originated in an intimate partnership between the nucleic acids and small proteins. Their “peptide-RNA” hypothesis contradicts the widely held hypothesis that life originated from nucleic acids and only later evolved to include proteins.







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