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Key Psychiatric Drug Target Comes Into Focus

UNC-Chapel Hill and UC-San Francisco scientists solved the crystal structure of a specific dopamine receptor called D4 at an incredibly high resolution and designed a new compound that tightly binds only to D4 and none of the other 320 receptors...
16-Oct-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Define Burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo


Using laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings...
18-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Book Explores Drinking, Drug Abuse, and Addiction in the Autism Community


The book, titled “Drinking, Drug Use and Addiction in the Autism Community,” explores why addiction is more common among individuals with ASD than it is within the general population and investigates how addiction and autism affect one another.
16-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Center for Health Innovation Recognized Again by Becker’s Hospital Review


The UNC Center for Health Innovation is included in a new list of 58 Hospitals and Health Systems with Innovation Programs, published today by Becker’s Hospital Review.
16-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

When the Brain’s Wiring Breaks


During head injury, a common problem is damage to axons – long stalks that grow out of the bodies of neurons. After a strong jolt to the head, axons can break or swiftly degenerate. UNC’s Anne Taylor and colleagues have revealed new molecular...
10-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomarkers of Low Ovarian Reserve May Not Predict Fertility as Previously Thought


UNC-Chapel Hill has a new study in JAMA that challenges long-held practices of testing AMH and FSH levels to predict reproductive potential.
10-Oct-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Delays for Melanoma Surgeries Linked to Insurance Type


Researchers report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to...
4-Oct-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Test for HPV May Help Predict Risk in Cancer Patients


Preliminary findings presented at this year’s American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting suggest a genetic test for HPV16 in the blood could be useful to help assess risk for patients, and could help identify patients suitable for...
4-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT 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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