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Diabetes Drug Metformin’s Primary Effect Is in the Gut, Not the Bloodstream

Metformin was introduced as a type-2 diabetes treatment decades ago, but researchers still debate how the drug works. A new study shows that metformin’s primary effect occurs in the gut, not the bloodstream. And a new version of the drug could...
17-Aug-2015 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Comprehending Chemotaxis


James Bear, PhD, uncovers the intricate mechanisms that allow certain cells to move, discoveries with implications for cancer metastasis.
17-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Validates Method for Patient Reporting of Cancer Drug-Related Adverse Events


In an article published in JAMA Oncology, a study led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and colleagues shows that a system they developed accurately and reliably captures the patient experience with cancer drug side effects.
13-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Charlotte Charity Inspires New Law Designed to Spur Treatments for Rare Diseases and Economic Growth for North Carolina

Charlotte charity Taylor’s Tale helped inspire a law designed to stimulate the creation of new treatments for rare diseases and spur economic development in North Carolina. House Bill 823, signed into law by Governor McCrory on August 6, will...
12-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Scientists Pinpoint How a Single Genetic Mutation Causes Autism


Last December, researchers identified more than 1,000 gene mutations in individuals with autism, but how these mutations increased risk for autism was unclear. Now, UNC researchers are the first to show how one of these mutations disables a...
31-Jul-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Gene Vital for Rebuilding Intestine After Cancer Treatment


Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that a rare type of stem cell is immune to radiation damage thanks to high levels of a gene called Sox9.
29-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Antibody Portal Bolsters Biomedical Research Reliability


The Histone Antibody Specificity Database (, is a newly launched online portal that lets scientists find the right antibodies for their research with a much higher degree of confidence than ever before.
21-Jul-2015 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Doctors Analyze Treatment Options for Gallbladder Disease


A new review article, published in the July 23, 2015 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, analyzes the pros and cons of five different interventional approaches to gallbladder disease.
21-Jul-2015 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Back to School Stories: Sleep to STDs, Phobias to Rx Meds

UNC School of Medicine experts offer story ideas for back to school, including: sleep apnea and tonsils, kids with restless leg syndrome and returning to normal sleep habits; an STD reality check for teens; how to return to school with prescription...
4-Aug-2009 8:30 PM EDT

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