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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

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

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

Is Facebook Use Always Associated with Poorer Body Image and Risky Dieting?


College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that’s only if they aren’t using Facebook to...
20-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

UNC Researchers Find Two Biomarkers Linked to Severe Heart Disease


Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine created a first-of-its-kind animal model to pinpoint two biomarkers that are elevated in the most severe form of coronary disease.
6-Jul-2015 3:45 PM EDT

UNC Lineberger Discovery Could Lead to Personalized Colon Cancer Treatment Approach


In a study published in Nature Medicine, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report their findings of just how a certain tumor-suppressing protein helps prevent colon cancer. With this discovery, researchers believe they’ve...
29-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Hospital Performance, From the Patient’s Perspective


A panel of experts has developed recommendations for developing patient-focused assessments of health care performance. Their findings were published in the journal Value in Health.
29-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

UNC Researchers Develop Innovative Gene Transfer-Based Treatment Approach


University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine researchers have developed an innovative, experimental gene transfer-based treatment for children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).
25-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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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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