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Images of Health Risks Make Indoor Tanning Messages More Effective


UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report in a new study that anti-tanning bed messages with images showing longer-term health effects, such as skin cancer or wrinkles, produced greater negative emotional reactions and higher...
24-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

De Silva Lab Awarded $3 Million Federal Contract to Develop Zika Test

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are working to develop a test for the Zika virus that they hope will provide accurate results for a wide range of time between when an individual is potentially exposed to when he or she is tested for the...
20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Virtual Reality Help Us Prevent Falls in the Elderly and Others?


Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for many elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers now think virtual reality could be a big help in...
20-Apr-2017 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Researchers Identify a New HIV Reservoir


A UNC research team has identified a new cell in the body where HIV persists despite treatment. This discovery has major implications for cure research.
13-Apr-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Burden for Aging U.S. HIV Population Projected to Shift


Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill, the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported preliminary findings at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting April 5 that the total number of...
2-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nanoparticle Treatment Could Improve Immunotherapy Against Cancer


In preliminary findings that will be presented Sunday, April 2, at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report on a preclinical study into the use of nanoparticles...
1-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study: Aggressive Breast Cancer Grows Faster in Obese Environment


In an abstract that will be presented at a poster session to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. April 3 at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will report their preliminary...
31-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Broad Support Exists for Larger Warnings on Cigarette Packs


A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study found broad support, even among smokers, for increasing the size of health warnings on cigarette packs.
28-Mar-2017 1:05 PM 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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