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Researchers Uncover Brain Circuitry Central to Reward-Seeking Behavior


UNC scientists found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while other prefrontal neurons are silenced, and those...
20-Feb-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Measuring Patients' Muscles to Predict Chemotherapy Side Effects


UNC Lineberger researchers and colleagues report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research that a measure of muscle mass and muscle quality developed at UNC could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects...
22-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of North Carolina Center for Health Innovation and AARP Collaborate on Digital Health Solutions for the 50+ Population


The UNC AARP Sprint aims to find digital health solutions to the challenge of: How can wearables be used to seamlessly galvanize the 50+ population to take the right medications as prescribed?
21-Feb-2017 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Implicate Suspect in Heart Disease Linked to Diabetes


Scientists have struggled to trace the specific biology behind diabetes-associated heart disease risk or find ways to intervene. Now, UNC researchers have hunted down a possible culprit – a protein called IRS-1, which is crucial for the smooth...
21-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNC Researcher Finds Safer, Less-Invasive Method of Staging Endometrial Cancer


A UNC-Chapel Hill researcher has published a study in Lancet Oncology online that identifies sentinel-lymph-node mapping as a safer and less-invasive method of staging endometrial cancer that is equally as accurate as the more traditional...
20-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Use MRIs to Predict Which High-Risk Babies Will Develop Autism as Toddlers

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet criteria for autism at two years of age.
13-Feb-2017 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Life Survives: UNC Researchers Confirm Basic Mechanism of DNA Repair

Day in and day out, the DNA in our cells is damaged for a variety of reasons, and thus DNA-repair systems are fundamental to the maintenance of life. Now UNC scientists have confirmed and clarified key molecular details of one of these repair...
7-Feb-2017 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNC Researchers Find New Potential Route to Treat Asthma

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who...
6-Feb-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UNC Health Care, UNC School of Medicine Launch Zika Research Experts’ Page

UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine have launched a tool for media to request interviews with experts and researchers at the forefront of the global Zika research initiative.
12-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Second Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; UNC Expert Discusses Risks and Precautions for Healthcare Workers

15-Oct-2014 9:50 AM EDT

#UNC Experts Available for Interviews for #Autism Awareness Month


20-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss NEJM Editorial on Use of PARP Inhibitors in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

In the editorial, the UNC researchers explain the excitement about this new class of drugs and the importance of this trial. They also highlight the reasons that caution as well as enthusiasm is warranted.
3-Jan-2011 2:50 PM EST

UNC Expert Available to Discuss JAMA Study on Over-the-Counter Dosing of Children


Dr. Darren DeWalt, author of a JAMA editorial being released early online this week, is available for media interviews.
29-Nov-2010 11:45 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Latest AIDS Vaccine Trial

UNC expert available to discuss latest development in search for AIDS vaccine.
24-Sep-2009 12:40 PM EDT

It Takes Two (Or More)

UNC brain surgeon Anand Germanwala, M.D. and ENT surgeon Adam Zanation, M.D., collaborated to develop through-the-nose approach to repair a patient's ruptured brain aneurysm.
26-Aug-2009 9:00 AM EDT

Pneumonic Plague Expert at UNC-Chapel Hill

Pneumonic plague expert available for interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.
5-Aug-2009 5:00 PM EDT

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