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Study Maps Molecular Mechanisms Crucial for New Approach to Heart Disease Therapy

In this study, published in Cell Reports, two labs at UNC and a group at Princeton University reprogrammed ordinary cells called fibroblasts into new and healthy heart muscle cells, and recorded changes that appear to be necessary for this...
12-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Integrated Care of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, Hosted by UNC School of Medicine

The UNC School of Medicine will host a continuing professional education (CPE) symposium on March 10, 2018 in Chapel Hill to educate medical professionals on the streamlining of care for patients with Atrial fibrillation or Afib.
12-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Gene Therapy Researchers Find a Viral Barcode to Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier

UNC School of Medicine researchers discovered a structure on viruses that makes them better at crossing from the bloodstream into the brain – a key factor for administering gene therapies at lower doses for treating brain and spinal disorders....
8-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UNC Researchers Identify Patterns of HIV Risk among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam

In an effort to combat new HIV infections among men who inject drugs in Vietnam, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted the first study to explore how this population mixes together. Their results were published in...
6-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Health Indicators for Newborns of Breast Cancer Survivors May Vary by Cancer Type

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.
5-Feb-2018 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Health Indicators for Newborns of Breast Cancer Survivors May Vary by Cancer Type

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.
5-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Some Kids Saying No to Smoking Are Saying Yes to Vaping

Researchers found that adolescents not susceptible to smoking cigarettes and who thought e-cigarettes were less harmful were more likely to use e-cigarettes. This UNC study found that 26 percent of those surveyed were at high risk for future...
2-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead to Better Antipsychotic Drugs

Published in Nature, research from the UNC School of Medicine and UCSF revealed the first-ever crystal structure of the dopamine 2 receptor bound to an antipsychotic drug – a much-needed discovery in the quest to create effective drugs with fewer...
22-Jan-2018 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Dr. Thomas Egan of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that a recent change in donor lung allocation policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation,...
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST

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

15-Oct-2014 9:50 AM EDT

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20-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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

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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

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

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

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