UNC scientists found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while other prefrontal neurons are silenced, and those...
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UNC Lineberger researchers and colleagues report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research that a measure of muscle mass and muscle quality developed at UNC could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects...
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University of North Carolina Center for Health Innovation and AARP Collaborate on Digital Health Solutions for the 50+ Population
The UNC AARP Sprint aims to find digital health solutions to the challenge of: How can wearables be used to seamlessly galvanize the 50+ population to take the right medications as prescribed?
21-Feb-2017 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites
Scientists have struggled to trace the specific biology behind diabetes-associated heart disease risk or find ways to intervene. Now, UNC researchers have hunted down a possible culprit – a protein called IRS-1, which is crucial for the smooth...
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A UNC-Chapel Hill researcher has published a study in Lancet Oncology online that identifies sentinel-lymph-node mapping as a safer and less-invasive method of staging endometrial cancer that is equally as accurate as the more traditional...
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Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet criteria for autism at two years of age.
13-Feb-2017 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites
Day in and day out, the DNA in our cells is damaged for a variety of reasons, and thus DNA-repair systems are fundamental to the maintenance of life. Now UNC scientists have confirmed and clarified key molecular details of one of these repair...
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Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who...
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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
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
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
Pneumonic plague expert available for interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.
5-Aug-2009 5:00 PM EDT